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RESTORATION LONDON - Sashiko + Boro Embroidery - Japanese Mending Workshop

5(6 reviews)
Come and learn the traditional Japanese mending embroidery method of Sashiko and Boro stitching- to fix and revive your much loved items of clothing.
Walthamstow
In-person
£30 pp
2hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Sashiko means "little stabs" in Japanese or "little pierce" and is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868) in Japan. Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the piece ultimately stronger and warmer.

Sashiko and Boro, both use white thread on indigo and both are mending techniques but boro meaning “rags” or “tattered cloth,” refers to textiles that have been patched many times, so giving a far less structured effect. This sturdy method makes both Boro and Sashiko perfect…

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Latest Reviews
5(6 reviews)
sian - 3 September 2020
I loved this class , the teaching was first class. Loved the intimate setting. Definitely recommend it ! Thank you 🙏
Alex - 16 August 2020
the workshop was amazing, well explained and fun. Made the lockdown way easier!
Suz - 16 August 2020
I was introduced to Sashiko and found the course fun, friendly and informative. The time passed quickly and I came away with lots of ideas, and a new skill.
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£30
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Age Requirement

16

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Your Teacher

RESTORATION LONDON is an independent organisation that focuses on sustainability within the clothing industry. Our focus is on reusing, recycling and upcycling garments. We hold workshops around London, encouraging participants to mend their favourite items of clothing instead of disposing them into landfill. Our workshops aim to introduce ways of mending clothing through various textile methods in order to fix, deconstruct or customise to revive much loved pieces - offering a 10% discount to those bringing in an item of clothing to fix or use as fabric. We want to inspire people to learn new, invaluable skills and reconnect with textile…

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Class Location
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Walthamstow
1 Chingford Road
Walthamstow
E17 4PW
London

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RESTORATION LONDON - Sashiko + Boro Embroidery - Japanese Mending Workshop

Reviews

sian - 3 September 2020
I loved this class , the teaching was first class. Loved the intimate setting. Definitely recommend it ! Thank you 🙏
Alex - 16 August 2020
the workshop was amazing, well explained and fun. Made the lockdown way easier!
Suz - 16 August 2020
I was introduced to Sashiko and found the course fun, friendly and informative. The time passed quickly and I came away with lots of ideas, and a new skill.
Catriona Delbridge - 14 August 2020
I loved this class. All the materials were provided and we were able to go at our own pace. I'm not an especially confident sewer but since the class I've done more sashiko patches on my own and love the style.
Lucy Chapman - 14 August 2020
Lovely afternoon spent learning Shashiko - the afternoon was super relaxed with lots of examples and materials. My mum and I really enjoyed ourselves. Hannah was interesting and informative teacher. She gave us space to get on with it, offering help when needed.
Lucy Chapman - 14 August 2020
Lovely afternoon spent learning Shashiko - the afternoon was super relaxed with lots of examples and materials. My mum and I really enjoyed ourselves. Hannah was interesting and informative teacher. She gave us space to get on with it, offering help when needed.