Introduction to Sashiko


Sunday,February 3
10am – 3pm
instructor:  Aaron Sanders Head

THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

Sunday,February 3
10 am – 3 pm
instructor:  Aaron Sanders Head

the class will be limited to 10 students

We are thrilled to add new and more workshops with the wonderful Aaron Head in 2019.   Participants will learn the basic stitches and patterns of Sashiko stitching, along with a brief history behind Sashiko stitching and its origins as a decorative utilitarian stitch. After learning the basic rules of Sashiko, participants will then be encouraged to bend those rules and develop their own stitching voice.

Participants are provided with naturally dyed fabric for stitching on, along with naturally dyed thread for stitching with, and students will leave with a wall hanging of 4 stitched swatches. Participants will stitch original sashiko-inspired patterns by the instructor, and even learn to condense their own sketches into stitching designs. This workshop is open to all experience levels and is geared towards beginners.

Participants are also encouraged to bring a textile, home good or article of clothing that could use some hand-stitched embellishment. Denim clothing, linen accessories and any medium-weight home good are perfect for this.
There will be a lunch break.  Lunch is on your own.

Materials provided by the instructor:

·   Naturally dyed fabric

·   Naturally dyed thread

·   Needles, thimbles, threader, snips, and all assorted sewing materials

·   Rulers and marking pens

·   Hand-bound booklet with Sashiko information

Optional extras provided by students:
Clothing or home good for embellishment

About the instructor:
Aaron Sanders Head is a curator, critic, and visual artist based in Nashville, TN. He has worked for The Arts Company as Gallery Associate, Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment as Gallery Coordinator/Curator, and the Kentuck Museum Association as Artist Liaison. His curatorial work focuses on presenting honest depictions of the complex southern cultural climate through the lens of its artists, while his personal work investigates, restores, and reinterprets historical textile practices, with a focus on natural dyes, hand-mending, and hand-stitching.