Sashiko is a striking hand-embroidery technique that originated in ancient Japan, characterized by impactful geometric 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 merges art and function and is seeing a resurgence in our current climate of mindful consumption, because of its applications in slow fasion and mindful mending. Learn the materials, the basics and learn how to execute the patterns and create a wall art sampler of your own.Age:This class is appropriate for ages 18+.Location:This class will take place at the Rundel Memorial Library, located at 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604.Accessibility: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 North East and the 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.For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.