Sashiko Stitching
with Bonsai Woman
Starts 14th Mar '20
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Private Booking Contact Artist for more detail

Starts 14th Mar '20

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Private Booking Contact Artist for more detail
Join us for this Japanese inspired stitching workshop focussing on hitomezashi (one stitch sashiko).Vicki from Bonsai Woman will show you how to stitch two beautiful threaded hitomezashi patterns using a long sashiko needle and Japanese thimble. Stitching techniques and pattern transferring will be covered, then you explore a colourful range of plant dyed threads and fabrics to give your work a contemporary edge.

Participants will take home at least one sample of each of the two patterns pictured. The samples will be large enough to turn into a pin cushion, lavender sachet, coaster or mount into a card.

Workshop includes a delicious morning tea of Japanese snacks, and an introduction to the history of sashiko.

This workshop is ideal for anyone interested in learning a new skill. No embroidery experience is necessary.

If you'd like to find out more about this workshop and bookings please follow link here. Book Now

About Bonsai Woman
About Bonsai Woman
Vicki Cornish is a Newcastle based fibre artist with a particular interest in historical tools and techniques. Vicki hand spun her first fleece over 30 years ago. Working now in the areas of spinning, weaving and stitching, her craft practice focusses on using natural fibres and low impact methods of processing and dyeing.
Vicki is an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher who loves to show students how they can use simple, ancient tools and techniques, to create beautiful, contemporary textiles.
Vicki has tertiary qualifications in both Visual Arts and Applied Fashion Design and Technology, and runs a textiles business called Bonsai Woman

Workshop Schedule

What you get:
All materials are provided including plant dyed fabrics and solar dyed sashiko embroidery threads.
You will take home a stitching set of two sashiko needles and a Japanese thimble.
Illustrated instructions will be provided so you can replicate the patterns at home.
Learn about the history of this beautiful Japanese craft and enjoy a lovely morning tea as we stitch together!

What to bring:
Your enthusiasm for learning a new craft!
If you have a favourite pair of embroidery scissors, bring them along.
A selection of Bonsai Woman Solar Dyed Sashiko Embroidery Threads will be available to purchase on the day.
About Bonsai Woman
About Bonsai Woman
Vicki Cornish is a Newcastle based fibre artist with a particular interest in historical tools and techniques. Vicki hand spun her first fleece over 30 years ago. Working now in the areas of spinning, weaving and stitching, her craft practice focusses on using natural fibres and low impact methods of processing and dyeing.
Vicki is an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher who loves to show students how they can use simple, ancient tools and techniques, to create beautiful, contemporary textiles.
Vicki has tertiary qualifications in both Visual Arts and Applied Fashion Design and Technology, and runs a textiles business called Bonsai Woman
About Bonsai Woman
Vicki Cornish is a Newcastle based fibre artist with a particular interest in historical tools and techniques. Vicki hand spun her first fleece over 30 years ago. Working now in the areas of spinning, weaving and stitching, her craft practice focusses on using natural fibres and low impact methods of processing and dyeing.
Vicki is an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher who loves to show students how they can use simple, ancient tools and techniques, to create beautiful, contemporary textiles.
Vicki has tertiary qualifications in both Visual Arts and Applied Fashion Design and Technology, and runs a textiles business called Bonsai Woman
  • Sample of stitching patterns.
  • Sample of participants' work.
  • Sample of natural dyes used.
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