Festive Workshop - Shashiko


Tuesday 12th November, 6pm to 8.30pm | Cost: £30 | Host: Lara Hailey
Reste, 58 High Street, The Old Town, Hastings TN34 3EN

On this course you will learn the Japanese technique of Sashiko. It has been used in Japan for centuries, the word means ‘little stabs’ and refers to the small running stitch that is used to create a geometric patterned background. Traditionally Sashiko is made with white cotton thread on indigo cloth. It would often have been used to reinforce and repair worn fabric.

You will have a choice of what Sashiko design to use, then you will be shown how to transfer the pattern onto fabric, emphasising the correct way of stitching individual patterns and how to get the stitches accurate and consistent. Finally you will be shown how to turn your stitched Sashiko into a coaster that could be used on the Christmas dinner table or given as a gift.

The cost includes all materials, drinks and snacks.

  • Lara Hailey is a textile artist and tutor. She has been working in the field since completing her MA in textiles at Goldsmiths College. Along with her own practise she has run a wide range of textile and art related workshops in galleries, museums, gardens and festivals.

Booking is essential. Tickets can be purchased by emailing larahailey@hotmail.com or we are happy to collect a cash payment in the shop.

You can also enjoy 10% discount off all purchases made in the shop during the workshop. 

Tickets are non refundable and non transferable. However if we manage to re-sell your ticket we will offer a courtesy refund. This workshop requires a minimum number of attendees in order take place, should this not be met, you will be issued a full refund or offered a place at our next workshop.

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