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Sashiko Mending: Learn Japanese Embroidery For Decoration And Repair $48
Sashiko

A truly well-worn pair of jeans has every right to have its knees thrashed like it was ironed with a chainsaw. But if you’d like to rescue your favorite denim duds from rips, knee holes, and other "DIY air vents", then join apparel designer Jennie Lennick for a class on sashiko mending! Learn about this beautiful, ancient Japanese embroidery technique which was originally developed to strengthen quilts and kimonos, and lengthen the life of textiles. Sashiko, which translates to "little stabs", traditionally uses white cotton thread on dark blue indigo dyed fabric. A single running stitch is used to create lovely geometric patterns that can be used to decorate fabric or reinforce ripped denim. You will learn how to properly execute this running stitch, and transfer geometric designs onto indigo dyed linen. You will also learn the different meanings behind popular, traditional sashiko patterns. Jennie will guide you in the creation of your own sashiko design sampler, including a repetitive wave and a spiral square pattern. Once everyone has the technique down, she will discuss how to apply this sashiko technique to your thrashed jeans so they can live to fight another day!

Supplies Needed: None! All fabric, thread, and sashiko needles are provided for you to keep. For extra credit, bring a pair of thrashed jeans to repair!

Instructor Bio: Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, seamstress, and instructor. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota, and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. After receiving an MFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (http://www.jennylemons.com), a collection of block printed, handmade women’s clothing and textiles for the home that feature repetitive food motifs. When she isn’t in the studio, Jennie teaches sewing, embroidery, and fiber art classes all over the Bay Area.

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.

Monday, January 8th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
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