Shibori into stitch
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VX471
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
On this course you will produce 2 experimental textile samples inspired by traditional Japanese embroidery techniques.
You will learn about the traditional fabric and thread that are used and will also discuss and consider colour, composition and pattern.
You will be introduced to Sashiko embroidery, learning how to use running stitch to create geometric patterns on a plain cotton fabric.
You will be introduced to Boro embroidery/quilting, learning how to repurpose scraps of fabric (including your Shibori samples) to make a new piece of quilted cloth.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• Traditional Japanese textiles.
• Sashiko embroidery techniques.
• Boro quilting/embroidery techniques.
• Ways to deconstruct and reconstruct fabric.
• Colour, composition and pattern and how stitch can enhance these.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Recognise characteristics of traditional Japanese embroidery.
• Understand how to do Sashiko embroidery.
• Understand how to do Boro quilting/embroidery.
• Feel confident to deconstruct and reconstruct fabrics.
• Complete two Japanese inspired textile samples.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for beginners or professionals who want to learn new skills.
Stitch and quilting will be taught at an introductory level with an emphasis on providing a basis for taking ideas/techniques learnt forward.
Group discussion and one to one advice will be provided.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course will be delivered online.
Practical demonstrations on Zoom.
Sashiko and Boro samples seen via Zoom for student’s reference.
PDF hand-outs sent via email.
PowerPoint presentations on Zoom.
Group and individual discussion.
You will be encouraged to continue stitching between the sessions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
As the class is on Zoom you will need to provide your own materials. Please make sure you get the following materials and bring to the first session:
• Sashiko, needles or if you can’t get one a darning needle.
• Sashiko thread.
• Stranded embroidery cotton.
• Small pair of embroidery scissors.
• Medium weight plain woven cotton fabric (no stretch).
• Carbon paper.
• A biro pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit offers a wide range of textile courses in dyeing, construction,printing and embroidery where it will be possible to explore the techniques learnt on this course further. Please browse the website for our upcoming courses.
Lara Hailey is a textile artist and educator. Lara studied at Goldsmiths college and has taught at a number of London colleges, galleries and museums. She has exhibited her work throughout the UK and been involved in curating and facilitating community art projects.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.