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April 13: Japanese Sashiko Clothing Mending Workshop

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$125.00
Saturday, April 13,  11 AM- 2 PM or
Saturday, April 13,   3 - 6 PM


Poketo Project Space at ROW DTLA
777 S. Alameda St. #174 Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 372 - 5686

Favorite jeans have a hole? Stained your go-to jacket? Come and learn artful and practical skills to mend, patch and repair damaged clothing and textiles inspired by time-honored Japanese Sashiko techniques taught by Jessica Marquez, author of Make + Mend.

Students will learn about the history of sashiko, several techniques for patching, tools, and materials needed, tips and tricks for preparing and stitching projects, and how to draw and stitch patterned sashiko.

Each participant will receive: 
• Sashiko needles
• Variety of sashiko threads
• Water soluble pen
• Water solube pencil 
• Quilt and Sew Ruler
• Variety of upcycled materials for patching

PLEASE BRING an article of clothing you’d like to repair or embellish. Because each mend will be different students will receive feedback on their personal mending projects and guidance throughout the process. If you don't have a garment to bring, that's okay. You can practice the techniques on provided fabric swatches. A variety of upcycled fabric swatches will be provided for students to experiment with and to use in their mending projects.

* If the workshop is sold out, make sure to subscribe in the box above and once the workshop comes back online you'll be the first to hear about it. 

Jessica Marquez
is the maker behind the embroidery line Miniature Rhino. She has written two craft books - Make + Mend: Sashiko-Inspired Embroidery Projects to Customize and Repair Textiles and Decorate Your Home, (Ten Speed, 2018) and Stitched Gifts (Chronicle, 2012). She contributes articles and DIY projects to online and print publications like Mollie Makes and Design*Sponge. She loves to teach and regularly teaches in-person classes. Her background is in art and photography and she earned an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in Imaging Arts. She lives and works in Brooklyn, with three cats and her beloved pup, Kuma. 

  • Light snacks and all materials are included and you’ll receive a 15% discount at Poketo Project Space as well as all future workshops. Please read our Workshop FAQ for more info. 
  • When you arrive at the brand new Poketo Project Space at the Row, a new community of independent retailers and restaurants, you can find free street parking along Alameda or park in the ROW parking structure for a $12 daily fee. 
If you are no longer able to attend, we are able to provide online store credit only if the cancellation is made more than two weeks prior to the course date. Should you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please visit our Workshops FAQ's page or email customerservice@poketo.com.