Sashiko is a striking hand-embroidery technique that originated in ancient Japan, characterized by shaping traditionally done on indigo dyed fabrics using variations of a basic running stitch. In Japanese, its name means “little stabs,” a reference to the plain running stitch that makes up sashiko's geometric, all-over patterns. This ancient technique, which merges art and function, is seeing a resurgence in the current consumer climate due to its applications in slow fashion and mindful mending. Learn the materials and basic technique to execute patterns and create a wall art sampler of your own.
This class is appropriate for ages 18+.
This class will take place indoors at Rochester Brainery located at 176 Anderson Ave F109, Rochester, NY 14607.
Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter, or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
About the teacher:
Tami Fuller is a modern fiber artist and educator, working out of East Aurora. Her studio work integrates the traditional foundations of hand-constructed processes with modern technique, using foreign objects and metal as she explores provocative concepts related to female life and experiences. Tami is passionate about inspiring and empowering a new generation of creators by teaching the fiber arts in new, modern contexts which are still strongly rooted in traditional technique. She teaches retreats and workshops throughout the Northeast and Pacific Northwest, where her family has a large sheep farm that specializes in breeding rare breeds of sheep. She has shown in several group shows, and her work has received awards from NY Sheep and Wool and the Carnegie Arts Center.
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