Saturday February 6th, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Our first virtual workshop will be handwork; no sewing machine required. The project for this 3-hour class will combine Celtic design with Sashiko stitching. You will receive a pattern for the project before the day of the workshop. It will help if you can please trace the pattern onto your fabric.
The workshop will start with a short talk about the history and tradition of Japanese Sashiko embroidery. Scarlett will tell how she learned about Sashiko and how she’s taken her own approach to the stitching. Instruction will follow the introduction. Scarlett will show you step-by-step how the stitching is done, with pauses to allow time for you to try. Scarlett uses a second camera for close-up, so you can see her make the stitches. There will be time for you to ask questions, and show your progress. By the end of the class, you should have all the skills you need to complete the project on your own.
The free pattern will be sent to you as a pdf file.
9″ to 12″ embroidery hoop
14″ square of cotton fabric (blue or other solid color), backed with lightweight fusible interfacing if fabric is thin
fine line marking pen or pencil
#5 perle cotton thread – White
embroidery needle size 20 or darning needle size 5 or 7
thimble and needle threader (if you use them)
Optional: light box if background is dark