Sashiko, literally means "little stabs" is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868). Traditionally this techique was used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the darned piece stronger, warmer and to preserve the garment or blanket. Sashiko embroidery traditionally used geometric patterns and patterns inspired by nature to repair and embellish fabrics. (waves, mountains, bamboo, lightning, linked hexagons, persimmon flower etc.)
Materials Required Bring your creativity and any clean, pre washed garments or fabric to embellish, repair or to simply cover a stain. Jeans, cotton jacket, skirt, pillow cover or sweater- you name it. Ideally something you have and want to upcycle.
Dates & Times Sunday, April 28th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Skill Level Everyone is Welcome
Age Group Adults, young adults welcome
Instructor Lynn Ursic
DESIGN My work began in fashion and textile design in NYC. Later I studied graphics andgrew to become a creative director focused on fashion retail brands and co-founder of the design and marketing agency rock and rain. This diverse design experience is grounded in a deep sense of curiosity, a desire to create beauty and a passion for ideas. YOGA The first 5 years of yoga were spent sweating it out at a Bikram studio- which left me wanting to know more. My search for depth led me to the 250 hour teacher training at Piedmont Yoga, founded by Richard Rosen and Rodney Yee. I continued my studies with an additional 100 hour teacher training with Katchie Ananda. As is a long time student of Jack Kornfield Katchie’s program offered a unique blend of alignment, mindfulness and dharma. NOW Practice the pleasure of the process and bring full attention to life- every day. Make with our hands. Quiet repetitive thoughts. Sweep the floor. Explore an asana. In every action we can nurture peace, well being and love. www.lynnursic.com