Wed 6/27, NEW: Sashiko Mending: Learn Japanese Embroidery For Decoration And Repair, 6:30-9:30pm
A truly well-worn pair of jeans has every right to have its knees thrashed like it was ironed with a chainsaw. But if you’d like to rescue your favorite denim duds from rips, knee holes, and other «DIY air vents», then join Rebekah from Oaktag Studio for a class on sashiko mending! Learn about this beautiful, ancient Japanese embroidery technique which was originally developed to strengthen quilts and kimonos, and lengthen the life of textiles. Sashiko, which translates to «little stabs», traditionally uses white cotton thread on dark blue indigo dyed fabric. A single running stitch is used to create lovely geometric patterns that can be used to decorate fabric or reinforce ripped denim. You will learn how to properly execute this running stitch, and transfer geometric designs onto indigo dyed linen. You will also learn the different meanings behind popular, traditional sashiko patterns. Rebekah will guide you in the creation of your own sashiko design sampler, including a repetitive wave and a spiral square pattern. Once everyone has the technique down, she will discuss how to apply this sashiko technique to your thrashed jeans so they can live to fight another day!
Teacher Bio: Rebekah Joy is a textile artist & soft goods designer who made her home in Pittsburgh since 2006. Rebekah has designed & made custom aprons for several local businesses including Evolve Modern Hair, Whitfield restaurant, and Iron Born Pizza. More about Rebekah and her work can be seen here: rebekahj.com
ATTN: We've MOVED across the street to 5135 Penn Ave! Be sure to come a bit early so you can check out or new store, which may have some cool supplies for class.
The rules: Classes are for adults only, unless you email in to request permission. To cancel, move or change classes we do require a 72 hour cancellation or change in order to get a refund or move classes. Once past the 72 hour point, we have already locked in your space with the Teacher and supplies, which will be paid out to the Teacher no matter what. If you are using a gift certificate, or have any concerns, email us at [email protected]
, thanks! All classes take place at Workshop PGH at 5135 Penn Avenue in Garfield. Parking is metered until 6pm and is free on Sundays. For open parking, we recommend Coral St, Evaline St. or Winebiddle St. nearby. Feel free to BYO snacks and refreshments. On weekends we have Pigeon Bagel & coffee pop up from 9am — 1pm! See you soon!