We are excited to host artist Nathan Somers for a sashiko workshop. Sashiko is a form of traditional Japanese embroidery originally used to reinforce garments and as a means of repair. In the northern regions of Japan garments were made stronger and warmer by layering cloth and stitching the layers together with long running stitches. This embroidery served a utilitarian purpose but also became a way to add decorative patterns and interest to garments and utilitarian items. In this workshop, students will learn about traditional designs, and begin stitching. Each students will be provided with hand dyed indigo fabric, needles, thread and thimble.
To see examples of Nathan’s work, please visit his Instagram page…https://www.instagram.com/nsomersnc/tagged/