Sashiko Stitching

with Elizabeth Royal

109 Clinton St

Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Event Start
9:00 AM  on  on Feb 16, 2019
Event End
12:00 PM  on  on Feb 16, 2019
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Elizabeth Royal is a maker, mender, and photographer. She lives in a 1920's fixer upper in Detroit with her two dogs, two cats, and husband. During the day she's an instructional designer but after work you can find her tackling projects in her studio - photography, Kintsugi, and visible mending.

Elizabeth got her start sewing clothes for herself as a child with the help of her mother. This led to a professional sewing opportunity in a historical textile repair firm where she worked on stabilizing and repairing pieces held in museums and private collections around the world. She now uses those skills to teach workshops to makers and menders around the Midwest.

Sashiko is a stitching technique from Japan. It originated to re-enforce or mend garments but is now used mostly as a decorative stitch. In the morning workshop, Elizabeth will teach basic decorative Sashiko stitching techniques including turns, stitch spacing, tool use, and more using a sampler with a traditional pattern. You will also learn about the history of the art and how to use Sashiko in both a decorative and functional way. Everyone will take home their own Sashiko sampler and a beginner’s kit including thimble, thread, and needles to complete the sampler and continue to develop the art of Sashiko embroidery on their own. 

Event Start
9:00 AM  on  on Saturday, February 16, 2019
Event End
12:00 PM  on  on Saturday, February 16, 2019
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