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Sashiko 101 :: Intro to Sashiko Stitching (Online)

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 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: Via Zoom (Zoom Link will be emailed the week before the class date)

:: Upcoming Class Dates: 
- Saturday, February 18, 2023 • 11:00am - 12:30pm EST (8am PACIFIC)
- Wednesday, March 22, 2023 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm EST (3:30pm PACIFIC)
- Wednesday, April 12, 2023 • 12pm - 1:30pm EST (9am PACIFIC)

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
nancy strashun
sashiko 101

Thorough explanation of history and background of sashiko , supplies needed, and technique needed to sew. Claudia is enthusiastic so it is hard not to be motivated. However it is not so easy to follow instructions as my hands do not flow as hers do in sewing. However I will not give up; only wish I had more time to sew.

Delightful Skills Class

Claudia is down to earth and sets a nice pace for the class. I enjoyed that she shares the history of sashiko. The class felt comfortable. The kit for purchase with the class is wonderful. You can tell she puts a lot of thought and care into the kits. I like the material this sampler is on, feels soft compared to other fukin samplers. Plus you get a variety of patterns to try on this one sampler :)

Anna T.
Great learning experience!

Had a great time during the Sashiko 101 course with Claudia! We learned about the history of Sashiko in Japan and best practices for stitching our samplers. I definitely plan on attending more workshops in the future!

Great Sashiko 101 Class

The class was interesting and very informative. I did few Sashiko projects before I signed up for the online class. Of course, I didn’t do them correctly. It was great to learn the history about Sashiko and proper ways to stitch. I really enjoyed the class and highly recommend it!

Katie DiCaro
Loved it!

The clas was so interesting- the development and history of sashiko was a great foundation for learning the techniques. Claudia was clear and knowledgeable. The class had a great pace and look forward to taking more classes from her.