In this episode, we sit down with sashiko artist Jessica Marquez of Miniature Rhino. Jessica shares about the custom kit she's put together for The Crafter's Box including her in-depth video tutorial and the tools & materials she's curated from her own studio space.
Sashiko is a craft founded in rural Japan. When making precious fabrics from seeds, the art of sashiko was developed to mend, strengthen and reinforce garments for longevity. With a name meaning “little stabs”, this technique creates a design of running stitches through swaths of fabric. As time went on, simple running stitches were developed into more intricate patterns.
In this workshop, Jessica teaches the foundations of the sashiko technique - we’ll explore both beginning and advanced pattern and shape making, building out several sashiko samplers and finally a large scale custom pillow project for the home.
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