Beginner | 2 hours
Taught by Lisa Solomon
Using the running stitch as a base, mixed media artist Lisa Solomon shows you 30 designs in the Japanese tradition of sashiko stitching. This beautiful and functional embroidery we enjoy today can be traced back to the thriftiness of 17th century Japanese peasant women. You will learn their traditional patterns which you can then use to make decorative pieces or mend and patch garments. No matter the method you choose, you’ll find that sashiko is a great way to slow down and stitch with intention, creating beauty from simplicity.
Learn how to:
  • Work with Sashiko needle and thread
  • Load needle with fabric for stitching
  • Sew a basic running stitch with consistently spaced stitches
  • Create 30 traditional patterns of stitching

What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to sew Japanese sashiko patterns
  • 31 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list and PDF with patterns
  • Step-by-step instructions by multidisciplinary artist Lisa Solomon
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Chapters
Japanese Sashiko: A Daily Decorative Stitching Practice
01:30
04:35
12:43
07:44
07:32
04:39
03:34
08:11
04:32
07:45
07:54
04:49
03:27
05:03
02:56
04:03
01:42
04:28
07:53
06:02
07:19
03:44
02:54
02:57
05:19
03:11
05:02
02:41
01:46
03:20
01:46
11:44
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Plain, non-patterned cotton fabric - fat quarters or 10” squares will work nicely
  • Embroidery or crochet thread - Lisa uses traditional sashiko thread by Olympus, 50 weight and 20 weight
  • Sashiko, embroidery, or long doll needle 
  • A clear 6” quilt or clear ruler
  • Scissors
  • If tracing, the provided templates, wax transfer paper, or a light-board to help copy the patterns along with your favorite transfer tools - chalk, heat pen, water soluble pen, etc.
  • If drawing your own template you will need cardboard or plastic shape templates 
  • Class PDF for patterns
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Washi tape
  • Thimble (optional)
Discussion
Notes
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Transcript
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