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The Well Worn sashiko stitching

Sashiko Stitching

I am definitely not a master but love Sashiko and Boro which are traditional Japanese ways of repair. Sashiko translates directly as “little stabs.” - normally a white cotton thread on an indigo fabric. This visible mending technique has been practised in Japan for thousands of years and stems from Wabi-Sabi - a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.

Why Sashiko?

Sashiko stitch is an antidote to the fast fashion world. It is used to reinforce points of wear on a garment and to repair worn places or tears with patches - creating Boro. The running stitch is also used for decorative purposes. I use the technique for both and by playing with the stitch have developed my star stitch normally found on my shorts and jackets. Clothes stitched and repaired in this way can be said to embrace the concept of ‘Wabi Sabi'.

In this workshop learn how to stitch your favourite piece or stitch a chambray collar, scrunchie or scarf provided (Made in the UK from deadstock fabric of course!). All materials will be provided and the course is free.

August 31st 6-8pm

The Well Worn, The Handmade Studio, 3-4 Kings Walk, Winchester. SO23 8AF.

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