About the Class

Class Code: CSSA05

Komebukuro Bag

Sashiko is a traditional method of strengthening and adding a pattern to  fabrics using running stitch. Students will learn how to mark out a grid on fabric and then stitch at least 4 Japanese Sashiko patterns. Sashiko is traditionally done using cream or white thread on a navy (indigo) background but students are encouraged to try different colour combinations or create their own stitching patterns for a different look.

Learn how to mark up and stitch sashiko and hitomizashi (one stitch sashiko)  patterns with the goal of turning  your stitching into  a Komebukuro bag (rice bag). Participants will explore a range of different sashiko patterns in class and receive instruction on how to complete the bag. The stitched panels could also be used to make pincushions and these are quick to make and make great gifts. If you prefer  more unstructured stitching then boro is another option.