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Sashiko Mending at Brooklyn Flea

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241 37th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11232

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Sashiko Mending is a wonderful way to practice hand-stitching and simultaneously participate in Slow Fashion. Simple stitches transform torn or distressed garments, homewares, and other textiles through thoughtful, beautiful repairs. Sashiko is a traditional Japanese stitching technique that lends itself beautifully to contemporary crafts. It’s also the perfect stitch to mend existing garments or embellish textiles. Katrina will lead the group in a discussion of traditional mending techniques like Boro, Sashiko, quilting, darning and their modern applications in Visible Mending and Slow Fashion. You’ll also consider “mendfulness” or applying mindfulness to fashion and the creative opportunity in repair.

This workshop will lead participants through a design project that uses improvised Sashiko stitches to make a coaster or “tea quilt” before turning to your personal garments that need repairing. Each student will receive an individual consultation on how best to mend the garment they brought to class. Students will leave the workshop with a design project, mended garment in-progress, various resources, and several materials provided. Basic sewing and stitching skills are required. Based on the limits of the venue, workshop is limited to just 10 participants. This will allow for an intimate class with abundant one-on-one time for feedback and assistance.

Materials: Sashiko thread, sashiko needles, fabrics for Tea Quilt, and printed pamphlets are included in the cost of the workshop; tools will be provided to share onsite. Please bring your own garment to mend and a patch of similar fabric—denim jeans should be mended with denim scraps, linen pants with a linen patch, etc. Katrina will have limited patches, primarily denim, but please bring your own patch to best match your garment. Optional: If readily available, please bring your own fabric scissors, ruler, thimble, and straight or safety pins, though these materials will be available to share.

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