UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS

8/21 Sashiko Mending at Make Workshop

Learn time honored Japanese Sashiko techniques used to mend and repair damaged textiles. Please bring an article of clothing you’d like to repair or embellish. If you don’t have an item to bring, no worries, you can practice on provided fabric swatches.

Sign up here.

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Mexico City! August 25-26

So excited to be teaching two workshops in Mexico City! Madeja jaja and I have teamed up to create a weekend of sashiko, mending and stitched shibori. Workshops will be located at Garash Galería in the beautiful town of la Roma Norte. All materials are included in class and refreshments will also be served.

For more information and to sign up, please check out our event pages linked below.

Stitched ShiboriSashiko Mending

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Gather Here, MA September 8-9

Join me for two days of making at Gather Here, which was recently voted the best craft store in Boston. Gather Here wears their heart on their sleeve and work hard to be an inclusive and socially conscious space. I love their mission & proud to collaborate with them on two classes - Sat. Sept. 8: Sashiko Mending and Sun. Sept. 9 Sashiko Denim, a really fun embellishment class.  Find the details linked below.   
 

SASHIKO DENIMSASHIKO MENDING

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Book Launch Party! Make Workshop, Brooklyn, Sept. 13, 6:30 - 9 p.m

To celebrate the release of Make and Mend I've teamed up with Make Workshop, a lovely Brooklyn general craft and studio school, for an evening of sashiko stitching. We'll be making super cute mini sashiko samplers- and its FREE! Stop by to make with me, grab a copy of Make and Mend, and enjoy some snacks and drinks, as well! See you there!

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Fancy Tiger Crafts, Denver CO Oct. 6-7

Fancy Tiger Crafts is one of my favorite follows on insta. Our first Sashiko Mending class sold out, so we added a second class, linked below! I'm so honored to be teaching two classes here, as well as having a book signing. I'll be teaching an iPhone Photography class, too. It's their first photo class, so I'm extra excited to share my love of photography with this creative community. Links to classes below.

SASHIKO MENDING iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

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 CLASS OFFERINGS

Interested in hosting a hands-on workshop at your store, conference or event in please get in touch!

SASHIKO MENDING

This is one of my favorite classes to teach, because sashiko mending has such a long, rich history and each class is unique depending on each students garment. Inspired by time honored Japanese Sashiko techniques students learn artful and practical skills to mend, patch and repair damaged textiles. Students are encouraged to bring an article of their own clothing they’d like to repair or embellish. Fabric swatches are provided for patching and to experiment with techniques if students don’t have an a piece of clothing to mend.

Class length: 2-4 hours
Includes: needle, thread, transfer tools, variety of fabrics for patching

STITCH RESIST SHIBORI

If you’ve tried shibori, a Japanese art form using folds, twists and ties to create patterns with dye, the next step is to try stitch resist. The benefit of stitch resist shibori, is that you can create defined patterns and shapes with the organic look of shibori. First a pattern is drawn, stitched, dyed and then cut away to reveal the hidden pattern stunning results. Students will learn several stitching techniques, how to layout a repeat pattern, prep for dye and dyeing while creating their own one-of-a-kind indigo dyed pillow cover or scarf.

Class length: 4-5 hours
Includes: needle, thread, transfer tools, dye as well as a 14" cotton pillow cover or cotton scarf.

SASHIKO DENIM or
EMBROIDERY ON DENIM

I’m obsessed with sashiko patterns and love personalizing my clothes with sashiko stitching. Students will learn how to transfer patterns directly on to your garment, how to adjust the scale of the pattern to make it larger or smaller, best materials and tools for this application, and how to stitch sashiko. Tips and tricks will be shared, like how to create a flawless finish inside your garment. Class can be adapted to “Embroidery on Denim” to include a wide variety of designs beyond sashiko patterns. Students will stitch on their own clothing: heavy weight jacket (denim, twill, cotton, linen), button-up shirt, or denim jeans.

Class length: 2-4 hours
Includes: needle, thread, transfer tools, & a variety of fabrics for patching.  

SASHIKO SACHETS

This easy, fun project comes from the pages of my book Make & Mend. Sachets are quick to stitch, make great gifts and help keep your clothes smelling fresh. Students will learn how to draw sashiko patterns directly onto fabric, best tools and materials, and how to sashiko stitch a variety of patterns. Students will also be able to make their own aromatic blend of dried herbs to fill their sachet.

Class length: 3-4 hours
Includes: needle, thread, transfer tools, fabric, dried herbs

EMBROIDERY

Embroidery is one of my creative passions. I teach in person and online classes for the absolute beginner to the more advanced student. Classes cover basics like tools and materials, how to transfer a pattern, a range of stitches, and how to finish a piece. Beyond basics I love to teach students how to create their own patterns, stitch on clothing, work with lettering and workshop their creative ideas.

Find my online embroidery class Design it: Stitch it: Hand Embroidery on Craftsy here.

Class length: 3-4 hours
Private classes available.

PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY
FOR iPHONE or SLR

In this hands on workshop students learn how to set up an inexpensive home studio and take high quality images that help sell! Class will be tailored to either iPhone or digital SLR. Students will learn the elements of photography, and product photography, how to create a mobile home studio using daylight, helpful and inexpensive tools to improve image quality, how to edit with apps or in Photoshop, and we’ll also cover images as branding. No matter what your product is, a physical object or service, we’ll brainstorm ways to improve your images to better sell your product. This is a hands-on workshop where you will have a chance to practice and explore the techniques covered in class. Come prepared with questions, your product, and camera (or phone) in hand.

Find my online photography class Product Photography at Home on Craftsy here.

Class length: 3-4 hours
Private classes available.