This class is led by Yves Al-Ghazi in Arc et Senans (France). This workshop is fun and relaxed and a great way to share your passion for sewing. We will give you the basics of sashiko sewing so that you can make your own sashiko projects. We will use our sashiko pieces to make a Kinchaku sashiko bag.
Once you have purchased your workshop, all you have to do is tell us your name on the day of the workshop.
These workshops will be an opportunity to meet like-minded people and learn more about the material art forms of sashiko and boro. We hope to see you soon. You do not need any previous experience with sewing.
Lunch and coffee breaks are provided, please let us know your dietary needs.
Sashikoand One-Stitch Sashiko (Hitomezashi)
This workshop begins with a short introduction to sashiko and how to make sashiko stitches. After practicing on pre-stenciled fabric, you will learn how to transfer the designs of your choice onto sashiko-suitable fabrics.
You will discover a modern application of sashiko by making samples that can then be made into a drawstring bag, cushion or incorporated into a quilt. This is a technical workshop in which we show you how sashiko can be used as an element on everyday textiles.
Kit includes:tsumugi fabric and navy blue pre-printed fabric, sashiko needle, sashiko thread and thimble.
Supplies: You will also need to bring sharp fabric scissors, pins, a ruler and tape.
The price for a day of workshops is 120€, this price includes basic workshop kits, hot drinks, lunch and small sweets ;)
Local information and accommodation options:
You'll notice that we are across the street from the Saline Royale, a UNESCO-listed site that offers exhibitions, extensive gardens, and events. The Doubs and Jura region is rich in cultural interest and natural beauty. If you are a visitor, this would be an excellent opportunity to explore the area, including the ancient city of Besançon and the salt spas of Salins les Bains. If you would like more information on local tourist attractions, we are happy to help.
Please let us know if you need accommodation and we will be happy to help. There are few different options available locally, so if you could let us know what type of accommodation you prefer, we will try to accommodate your needs.