Jenny Lemons Workshops

Online Workshop 9/29: Sashiko Mending for Decoration and Denim Repair

Learn about this beautiful and ancient Japanese embroidery technique initially developed to strengthen quilts and kimonos and lengthen textiles' life. Sashiko, which translates to "little stabs," traditionally uses white cotton thread on dark blue indigo dyed fabric.

Sashiko consists of a simple running stitch used to create geometric patterns to decorate fabric or reinforce ripped denim. You will learn how to properly execute the sashiko stitch and transfer geometric designs onto indigo-dyed linen.

We will create a sampler made up of different designs, including a repetitive wave and other geometric patterns. Once everyone has the technique down, we will discuss how to use sashiko to repair your clothing and thrashed jeans. Students will leave with their sampler and all the tools they need to keep mending their denim. *Feel free to bring a ripped pair of jeans to repair!

    Choose from two booking options:

    1. Supply your own materials! You will need sashiko thread, midweight linen or cotton fabric, scissors, a pencil, and sashiko needles for this workshop. optional tools include tracing paper, fabric pen, and printed sashiko patterns

    2. Purchase a sashiko kit from us that includes:

    • 9" x 9" piece of indigo dyed linen
    • 1 skein of sashiko thread
    • a selection of organic cotton and linen fabric scraps for mending
    • 2 sashiko needles
    • 1 ring thimble
    • white transfer paper
    • printed sashiko patterns

    This online workshop takes place on Tuesday, 9/29, at 5 PM - 7 PM PST via Zoom Meeting. You will receive login directions before the workshop. 

    About the instructor:

    Jennie Lennick is the founder, creative director, and designer behind Jenny Lemons. For the last 11 months, Jennie has done an embroidered drawing a day. She has been an obsessive stitcher for 25 years and has taught hundreds of people how to stitch through her in-person workshops.

    **Shipping Notes**

    • East Coast: If ordering a kit 5-6 days before the class, you need to select Priority Shipping to ensure your package arrives in time. The cutoff for delivery is 5 days before the event. 
    • West Coast: If ordering a kit 3 days before the class, you need to select Priority Shipping at checkout to ensure your package arrives in time. Curbside Pickup only 2 or fewer days to class.