In this workshop students will learn the basics of sashiko stitching, a traditional Japanese hand embroidery technique for reinforcing fabric. By layering simple stitches in the hitomezashi tradition, students will both repair and decorate a garment in need of mending.We’ll discuss the origins and evolution of hitomezashi, and learn to sketch our own personal patterns. Students should bring along 1-2 pieces of clothing made of woven cotton, linen, or denim to mend
Natalie Stopka’s focus on creative processes is rooted in the materials and forces of the natural world. Drawing on diverse textile and bookbinding techniques, she creates unique objects, that are utilitarian or purely artistic. In her exploration of historical fiber arts, she seeks to refresh half-forgotten methods such as embroidery, fabric marbling, mordant patterning, and the fermentation of natural dyes. These meticulous, layered processes allow each artwork to be materially rooted in a particular space and time created by the intersection of the techniques involved, with a big role for serendipitous chance and a continually evolving vocabulary of texture and pattern. Materials will be provided by the instructor.
About EILEEN FISHER Women's Clothing
EILEEN FISHER designs women’s clothing that embraces simplicity, sustainability and timeless design. For more than 30 years, we’ve committed to responsible business practices that create positive change—giving to causes that support women and girls, building a more sustainable fashion industry and creating a more responsible supply chain.
Our clothes are designed to move with you. We use only the best materials, like organic cotton or naturally dyed silk, so you can feel your best—season after season.
We started in New York City, but you can now find stores that carry EILEEN FISHER across the United States, the UK and more. Stop by and find something you love.