Exploring Geometric Hand-Stitching and Sashiko
Saturday, August 3rd
Join Aaron Head, Southern textile artist, for an exploration of hand-stitching and Sashiko.
Participants will learn the basics behind hand-stitching, as well as the stitches and patterns of Sashiko stitching. After learning the basic rules of Sashiko, participants will then be encouraged to bend those rules and develop their own stitching voice. Participants will learn the meditative and mindful properties of hand-stitching, and learn to read Sashiko patterns.
Students are provided with naturally dyed fabric for stitching on, along with Sashiko thread and other naturally dyed thread for stitching with, and students will leave with at least 4 stitched swatches.
Students are also encouraged to bring a textile, home good or article of clothing that could use some hand-stitched embellishment or mending. Denim clothing, linen accessories and any medium-weight home good are perfect for this.
PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR:
· Naturally dyed fabric
· Naturally dyed thread
· Needles, thimbles, threader, snips and all sewing materials
· Rulers and marking pens
OPTIONAL EXTRAS PROVIDED BY STUDENTS:
· Clothing or home good for embellishment
All class participants receive 20% off of any purchase made at Hillfolk the day of workshop.
Aaron Sanders Head is a curator, critic, and visual artist based in Alabama. He has worked for The Arts Company as Gallery Associate, Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment as Gallery Coordinator/Curator, and the Kentuck Museum Association as Artist Liaison. His curatorial work focuses on presenting honest depictions of the complex southern cultural climate through the lens of its artists, while his personal work investigates, restores, and reinterprets historical textile practices, with a focus on natural dyes, hand-mending and hand-stitching.