Hand-Stitched Geometric and Sashiko Patterns with Aaron Sanders Head
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Aaron Sanders Head
Participants will learn the basics behind hand-stitching, as well as the stitches and patterns of Sashiko stitching. After learning the basic rules of Sashiko, participants will then be encouraged to bend those rules and develop their own stitching voice. Participants will learn the meditative and mindful properties of hand-stitching and how to create patterns improvisationally. Students are provided with naturally dyed fabric for stitching on, along with Sashiko thread and other naturally dyed thread for stitching with, and students will leave with at least 3 stitched swatches and a hand-stitched pennant flag wall hanging. Students are also encouraged to bring a textile, home good or article of clothing that could use some hand-stitched embellishment or mending. Denim clothing, linen accessories and any medium-weight home goods are perfect for this.
No previous experience necessary. Open to students 16 & up.