I would say yes! Sashiko embroidery is easy and a pleasure to stitch. There will demonstrations and easy to follow instructions, so there's no need to worry.
Sashiko for Beginners
Sashiko for Beginners shows you how to create beautiful patterns whilst mending your favourite clothes.
It's the perfect course for textile artists, zero waste advocates and those wishing to embrace slow living aesthetics.
Create beautifully mended clothes ...
Learn how to create beautiful patterns and save money whilst mending your favourite clothes.
Sashiko for Beginners shows you how to mend your clothes using beautiful Japanese designs. Each video takes you step by step starting with what materials to use, the best tools, and then tips on how to get straight stitches and beautiful looking patterns.
Benefit from peace of mind and save money whilst you learn the art of mindful mending.
Sashiko, the Japanese art of mending is both beautiful and practical. Because of its wabi sabi aesthetic (where you embrace the imperfection) you highlight and celebrate the life of the jeans and also bring a bit of beauty to the mend as well.
What my students are saying ...
How the program is delivered
Learn how to stitch over ten different sashiko patterns that are perfect for mending clothes.
This course focuses on the hitomezashi (one stitch) patterns that are perfect for reinforcing clothing.
The videos guide you step by step through the process starting with how to draw the pattern onto the fabric and how to get the best results possible.
You will learn:
- how to select the needles, thread and fabric to use for each project
- how to stitch over 9 different sashiko patterns
- Five different ways to transfer a pattern onto fabric
- techniques demonstrated by video
- downloadable pdfs to refer to whilst stitching
- Bonus videos include how to apply this knowledge to repair jeans, additional stitches, ow to make a sashiko coin thimble
Benefits of the program
Do you need that little bit of extra accountability to get things done?
Or perhaps you might just want to ask a question or share your projects. You can do all this in our weekly zoom meetings.
Do you enjoy meeting new people from across the globe that share similar interests to you?
Join like minded people from across the globe and share your sashiko projects in our private community.
This is the perfect place to ask questions, share tips and make new friends!
Mending as care for self, and the environment.
Numerous studies have cited the benefits of stitching and it is considered active meditation to let the mind be still whilst the hands are busy.
It's a treat to sit and stitch in today's busy world!
A look at the modules inside our program
01. Before we get started
To set yourself up for success our first module demonstrates how to get great sashiko stitches, every time.
We also cover the materials and products to use to get the best results every time.
- Four different methods on how to transfer your design onto fabric.
- DIY pattern and instructions on how to make your own sashiko thimble.
We begin our stitching adventure with simple patterns that are easy to draw and stitch. This helps us build confidence to tackle the more complex designs. A video that guides you through the process of drawing and stitching the pattern along with discussing the history and symbolism of each pattern, accompanied with a downloadable pdf.
Nice to meet you!
Hi Im Kate! Im a textile artist who loves travelling and the esoteric.
Kate Ward (BFA, MA and MFA) studied Textiles, Printmaking, Paper making, and Ceramics in Australia, participated in an exchange with the Kyoto Seika University, and she combines her love of art and travel and has had the opportunity to study in Japan, Italy, England and Canada.
Throughout her journey as artist and educator she continues to return to her textile roots making functional sewn and hand-stitched garments and objects for exhibition, seeing this work as ‘comfort food’ for the soul.
With a focus on sustainability and zero waste living, Kate embraces stitching as an act of mindfulness, self-care, resilience, and environmental awareness.
Kate now calls Canada home.