Sashiko (translated to ‘little stabs’) is the term used to describe the beautiful, and historically functional Japanese embroidery, using white cotton thread on indigo fabric. Generating patterns from both nature and folklore, Sashiko has emerged from a mending or ‘reinforcement of garment’ ability once taught to Japanese girls as a way to determine their suitability for marriage, into a decorative and meditative stitching technique enjoyed by crafting and textile enthusiasts the world over.
The Japanese word BORO literally means ‘ragged or tattered’ and is a traditional example of patchworked fabric. Historically in Japan, indigo and kimono fabric was truly precious and never discarded - old cloth was repaired and stitched together to make new items for every-day use. In this class we will learn how to stitch, mend and quilt layers of recycled cloth to give them new life in this traditional Japanese way.
Christmas Gift Alert! Warped Threads – come at us again and again and again – we love you! Knotty and gnarly; soft and sultry or perhaps perfectly proportional – the choice is yours when you sign up to Warped Threads’ Woven Wall Hanging Workshop. Courtney and Nicky are well known for their wonderfully wicked weaves – their creative process is both spontaneous and organic resulting in bespoke works worth the lengthy wait list! Join us in this hugely popular workshop – get in quick as these seats are hot to trot!
The Letterettes are able to transform their hand-crafted letterforms into a variety of applications, including signage, book covers, gift cards and advertising campaigns. And now you can join the Letterettes at The Windsor Workshop for a Brush Lettering Workshop worth writing home about!