Learning sashiko, Boro, kogin and more

come to one of our workshop or organise one at your location


These workshops are an opportunity to meet like-minded people from around the world and to learn more about the material art forms of appliqué, sashiko, kogin and boro. We look forward to meeting you. 


Wildflowers (Appliqué)

Learn appliqué techniques with Jane's freeform appliqué design Wildflowers, reminiscent of a field blossoming into spring. It is perfectly complemented by our range of Japanese yarn-dyed sakizomemomen fabrics and kogin embroidery threads from Olympus Thread. 

This pattern can be used to make a cushion, drawstring bag, table-runner or even the beginning of a quilt.

Size approximately: 58cm x 20cm (8in x 23in)

Kit includes: All fabric, pattern, instructions, thread and G710 interfacing.

Requirements: You will need to bring some general sewing supplies including sharp fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, fusible web (vliesofix), fabric glue pen, embroidery needles size 7 (included in the Tulip Assorted Embroidery Needles pack), thimble if you use one. 

Sashiko Basics, Kogin and One-Stitch Sashiko (Hitomezashi) 

This is a two day workshop in which Jane will cover a range of sashiko techniques including stitching and transferring designs. Jane will go through all the details of sashiko embroidery so you don't need any previous experience with stitching. You will discover a modern application of sashiko by making samples that can later be made into a drawstring bag, cushion or incorporated into a quilt. This is a technique based workshops in which Jane will show you how sashiko, kogin and hitomezashi can be used as features on everyday textiles. 

Boro Kinchaku Bag 

Saturday’s program will cover the making of a Boro Kinchaku Bag. This bag designed by Jane is a drawstring bag that is perfect to hold your stitching materials on the go. The waxed cotton cording is attached with koki clips which are very easy to install. Jane will show you how to lay the boro fabrics and embroider the sashiko thread to create the best effects. 


The price for one day of the workshops is 120€, two days is 235€ and 4 days is 460€. 

Local Information & Accommodation Options:

You will notice that we are across the road from the Saline Royale, a UNESCO listed site which features exhibitions, extensive gardens and events. The Doubs and Jura region is rich with cultural interest and natural beauty. If you are a visitor, it would be a great opportunity to explore the local area including the ancient city of Besançon and the salt thermal spas of Salins les Bains. If you would like further information about tourist attractions locally we are happy to assist. 

Please let us know if you will be requiring accommodation and we are happy to help with these arrangements. There are few different options available locally so if you could please let us know what type of accommodation you would prefer we will try to meet your requirements.