SASHIKO VISIBLE MENDING • Hand Sewing Class, October 13 (1-4 pm) Saturday

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Favorite jeans have hole? Stained your go-to jacket? Come learn artful and practical skills to mend, patch and repair damaged clothing and textiles inspired by time honored Japanese Sashiko techniques taught by Jessica Marquez, author of Make + Mend. Students will learn about the history of sashiko, several techniques for patching, tools and materials needed, tips and tricks for preparing and stitching projects, and how to draw and stitch patterned sashiko. Please bring an article of clothing you’d like to repair or embellish. Because each mend will be different students will receive feedback on their personal mending projects and guidance throughout the process. If you don't have an garment to bring, that's alright you can practice the techniques on provided fabric swatches. A variety of upcycled fabric swatches will be provided for students to experiment with and to use in their mending projects. 

• sashiko hand sewing stitches
• patch repair techniques

 • 10% off for class participants
• article of clothing to repair or embellish
• sashiko needles
• sashiko thread
• quilting grid ruler (or a regular ruler will work too)
• mark making tool: water soluble pen (for light fabrics), water soluble pencil (for dark fabrics)
• sashiko thimble (optional)

TIME • 3 hours


TEACHER • Jessica Marquez is an author, photographer, teacher, content creator, and full-time creative maker behind the handmade shop Miniature Rhino. Jessica’s work has been featured in dozens of print publications and countless blogs including Style Me PrettyDesign*SpongeApartment Therapy, and Refinery29. Her new book Make + Mend was published by Penguin Random House in August 2018 (come to Cattywampus to get a copy!).