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Sashiko 101 :: Intro to Sashiko Stitching (In-Person)

** The Spring Session of Sashiko 101 In Person is FULL. To be added to the waitlist, please email or select one of the available Online class options available this Spring **

Learn how to get started with Sashiko stitching in this beginner friendly in-person class. Join Claudia at the Snuggly Monkey Studio in Durham, NC as she walks you through what supplies you need for Sashiko, how to select the correct thread and how to stitch up your very own Sashiko sampler.

In this class, we will be working on the Kaza Guruma 2 pre-printed Sashiko sampler, but the skills you will learn will allow you to stitch up any pre-printed sampler. Some of the topics that will be covered include the No-Knot start & stop method, Sashiko stitching techniques, how to make Sashiko thread braids, and we will also discuss ideas for what you can make with your sampler once you have completed the stitching.

You have the option of purchasing the class with a kit or the Workshop Only and you can use your own sampler if you prefer.

The Class Kit contains:
- The Kaza Guruma 2 Sashiko Sampler
- Two (2) Skeins of Olympus Sashiko Thread (#91 Variegated and #9 Sky Blue)
- One pack of Olympus Sashiko Needles
- Clover Sashiko Metal Palm Thimble


:: Level: Beginner (No previous stitching experience necessary)
:: Cost: $35 (No Kit) or $60 with Complete Kit
:: Class Duration: 1.5 hours
:: Location: The Snuggly Monkey Studio at 2721 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite #3, Durham, NC 27707

:: Upcoming Class Dates: 
- Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 3pm-4:30pm

Prefer online classes? Register for one of our online sessions taught via Zoom here

About Your Instructor

Claudia Martinez is the owner of Snuggly Monkey. She first had the opportunity to visit Japan on a high school exchange program and quickly fell in love with the country and culture. Claudia went on to minor in Japanese at Duke University before returning to work and live in Japan after graduation. During her years living in rural Japan, she had the opportunity to learn a variety of traditional Japanese crafts, which only deepened her appreciation for Japan's rich cultural heritage. Claudia has been teaching beginner Sashiko classes for several years and loves having the opportunity to share this beautiful, meditative art form with others.

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