Patch up with Sashiko – Workshop by Takao Momiyama


One day workshop: Monday, 16.8.2021
Workshop fee: 50 euro
Time:  10:00 – 17:00
Place: Myymälä2 Art Gallery, uudenmankatu 23 F, Helsinki, Finland
Enrollment: contact directly at before April 21st
IG: momiyamatakao

Try the Japanese sewing technique Sashiko.
Sashiko is a traditional repair technique based on stitches.The early use of the technique was developed to straighten and repair utility textiles at a time when nothing was to be wasted. Over time, Sashiko was developed into freer forms and also become a strong aesthetic form of expression.
During the workshop, participants are introduced to the Japanese sewing technique with its history, materials, techniques. Participants with try the technique by mending their clothes and everyday textiles, and by making free compositions. There will also be exercises to sew a piece of fabric or several small patched fabrics.

Bring your stich kit: thread, needles, scissors, fabrics, thimbles, pliers, pins, fabric pencil. Bring the desired materials as jeans or shirts to the workshop. If you do not have embroidery tols, you can borrow them on site.

Takao Momiyama
Born in Japan
Lives and works in Simrishamn, Sweden
Education: Konstfack (textile) in Stockholm 1994-1999

Link to the FB event

sashiko tshirts