Sashiko Pin Cushions from Japan In this 2-hour evening workshop at the lovely Betty's Sewing Box in Ashbourne, make a pin cushion (shown) using special Sashiko thread. Materials are provided to make a second pin cushion at home in a different pattern if you wish. With its origins in Northern Japan, Sashiko is a rural embroidery technique, traditionally worked in a running stitch with white thread on an indigo blue fabric. The pin cushions are backed with a contrasting patterned fabric.
Suitability Suitable for beginners and enthusiasts alike!
Date(s) Monday 4th September 2017 (4 places remaining). Please contact us to join a waiting list and/or to register interest for a future date.
Times 6.30 pm. - 8.30 pm. Arrival:- from 6.15 pm.
Location Betty's Sewing Box Cokayne Avenue Ashbourne DE6 1EJ (Parking at the premises or on the street immediately opposite).
Refreshments Tea/coffee and home-made cake will be provided, part way through the evening.
What you need to bring All materials and equipment will be provided to make 2 pin cushions.
Cost £20 per person including all materials.
About the Workshop You will work running stitch using white Sashiko thread to create the patterns. The running stitch has to be worked in a certain way in order to present the correct 'look' and you will receive full guidance as to the method of stitching, so that you will be able to create further designs yourself. Refreshments will be provided part-way through the evening, and there will be an opportunity for you to browse around the shop at Betty's or simply to admire the lovely handmade and vintage items. You won't want to leave! You will complete the design for one pin cushion during the evening and work an alternative design at home, for which materials will be provided.
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