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Learn Sashiko

Sashiko is an traditional Japanese embroidery style which dates back to the Edo period (1615 – 1868). It was mostly used by the working class farming and fishing families as to make stronger more practical workwear. A worn-out piece was stitched with layers of old cloth, producing a sturdy garment passed down through generations.

At that time, cloth was a precious commodity, and homespinning fabric was a time-intensive task. Natural fibers like cotton, silk and hemp were handspun, handwoven, and dyed. Silk and cotton were reserved for a specific section of society and were expensive; hemp was what the ordinary man wore, which was more prone to tearing. Given the circumstances mending prowess was a skill needed to survive, which has evolved over the centuries from a frugal necessity into decorative stitching.

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Price includes a Sashiko starter kit with fabric, thread and needle.

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