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Intro to Sashiko Stitching

Learn the basics of this beautiful form of Japanese hand embroidery




$35.00 USD – $50.00 USD per person


1h 30min

About this experience

Learn how to get started with Sashiko stitching in this beginner friendly online class. Join Claudia via Zoom 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 Olympus brand No. 212 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, 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 that contains all the basic supplies or you can use your own sampler if you prefer.

Level: Beginner (No previous stitching experience necessary)
Class Duration: 1.5 hours
Upcoming Class Dates:
:: Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm EST (FULL)
:: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm EST (FULL) or
:: Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10:00am - 11:30am EST

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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.