Come and learn the beautiful Japanese art of Sashiko Stitching with a New Zealand flavour. You'll leave the course having embroidered a cushion cover, and with the skills to repair worn clothes, giving them an extended life.
Come and learn the beautiful Japanese art of Sashiko Stitching with a New Zealand flavour. You will leave the course having embroidered a cushion cover, and with the skills to repair worn clothes giving them an extended life. This workshop is designed for those new to sewing, and will teach fundamental machine and hand sewing skills with embroidered design. Once your hand sewing is complete, you will use the sewing machines to make up your cushion.
Not only is Sashiko Stitching a wonderful way to relax, but can be used to visibly repair old and worn clothes, giving them an extended life, and a whole new look. Check out this online article for inspiration.
In this class, you'll learn:
All materials will be provided and you'll take home your completed cushion cover. Our sewing rooms is equipped with domestic Bernina sewing machines which are available for you to use during class. You may prefer to bring your own machine to get familiar with its operation. For further information, please call the office on 5219623. There are scissors (both fabric and paper), measuring tapes etc in the sewing room to use during class, but we recommend you bring your own kit as follows: tailors chalk or fabric marking pen, tape measure, pins, fabric scissors, small scissors or snips, unpicker/stitch remover, your own metal bobbin to fit a Bernina machine. This will make things easier for you. Bring your lunch. We'll provide tea and coffee in the staffroom for breaks.
Beginner or relative beginners with sewing. Those who wish to learn the sashiko style of embroidery.
Students can join Sewing for Beginners (where you learn to sew a tote and apron) or Sewing - Next Steps where you will develop your skills by making a garment of your choice.