More Sashiko and Boro Inspired Mending

Ref: C2347051

This class will talk about the history of Sashiko the Japanese embroidery technique and Boro the patches used in the act of visibly mending and where and why it was used. We will then experiment with different Sashiko designs and stitches and create a variety of samples. This course requires you to have a stable internet connection and working microphone and webcam.

Course aim

This class will talk about the history of Sashiko the Japanese embroidery technique and Boro the patches used in the act of visibly mending and where and why it was used. We will then experiment with different Sashiko designs and stitches.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • Please note that this course requires you to have a stable internet connection and working microphone and webcam to participate

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand and discuss the concept of Sashiko embroidery and Boro
  • Recall and summarise why Sashiko techniques were used through discussion in the class or 1:1 with the tutor
  • Identify the tools needed to create Sashiko embroidery and create a list of these
  • Experiment with the Sashiko technique by creating a small sample & select a Sashiko design to practice your stitches and evaluate your sample through discussion
  • Develop and design another piece of embroidery with more complex patterns of Sashiko and create a final sewn piece with the Sashiko technique. Create boro samplers or use this technique on your own clothes

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Embroidery hoop Embroidery threads Sashiko/embroidery Needles Fabric/old clothes or tea towels with no stretch, cotton or polycotton is best. Ruler Paper/pencil/pens Fabric markers Needle threader (optional) Thimble (optional) Print outs from Canvas

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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More Sashiko and Boro Inspired Mending

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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