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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 simple running stitch is used to create geometric patterns to decorate fabric or reinforce ripped denim. You will learn how to properly execute the sashiko stitch and transfer geometric designs onto indigo dyed linen. We will create a sampler made up of different designs including a repetitive wave and other geometric patterns. Once everyone has the technique down, we will discuss how to use sashiko to repair your clothing and thrashed jeans.
All materials are included: we will provide cotton sashiko thread, a selection of different indigo dyed linens, denim, and chambray, a ring thimble, and special sashiko needles. Students will leave with their sampler and all they tools they need to keep repairing their denim.
*Feel free to bring a ripped pair of jeans to repair!
Snacks, wine, beverages and 20% off of everything in the our shop is included!
About the instructor:
Jennie Lennick is a San Francisco based artist, entrepreneur, and teacher. As a child in the Midwest, Jennie became enamored with traditional domestic craft, learning to sew and embroider. Her first job as a teenager was in a bead shop in Minneapolis where she taught adults and children macramé and other beading techniques. In 2010, She moved to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied painting. Inspired by the natural beauty of Northern California, Jennie launched Jenny Lemons (jennylemons.com), a collection of modern block printed and hand painted women’s clothing and textiles. Jennie's work has been featured in publications like the San Francisco Chronicle, Brit + Co, and San Francisco Magazine. Her retail store in the Mission District of San Francisco is a community space where she facilitates DIY workshops, produces her products, and showcases the talents of other local artists.
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DIY Workshops in San Francisco's Mission District
Jenny Lemons is a colorful, modern line of hand-painted & block printed women's clothing and home goods run by San Francisco-based artist, Jennie Lennick. Her retail store in the Mission District is a community space where she facilitates DIY workshops, produces her products, and showcases the talents of other local artists. All products offered are manufactured locally in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We are passionate about teaching others to slow down and create things by hand. We love helping our students make items to beautify their homes and give as gifts while learning traditional craft techniques. All of our teachers are formally trained artists, and bring this perspective into their teaching- we encourage students to experiment, express themselves, and have fun!