Course Description

Course Description
Discover the ancient art of Sashiko. Join this friendly class for peaceful and productive ‘Zen-stitching’ sessions and learn a new skill that you can carry forward into other projects.

If you are aged 19 and over and do not have Maths at level 2 or equivalent , you can access free numeracy courses through ‘Multiply’ to build your confidence with numbers and learn a new skill in our professional sewing studios.

Enjoy creating Sashiko a traditional Japanese hand-stitching technique suitable for all abilities which aims to decorate, strengthen and repair existing fabrics. We will use indigo dyed cloth to replicate that of historical Japan and create samplers of the various patterns which can be used for a further project.
Prosp Description
• Learn a little of the history of Sashiko whilst sewing
• Learn the basics of Sashiko and how to handle the Skeins, needles and fabrics
• Experiment with marking out fabric
• Sew a variety of Sashiko patterns and stitches
• Experiment with stitching cloth
• Learn how to measure and mark correctly and accurately
• Use division to design grid systems correctly onto fabric
• Use addition and subtraction to allow the correct seam allowances where required and design the pattern with pleasing regularity
• Count stitches accurately to achieve a regular design in the stitching.
Prosp Learn
Suitable for all – no sewing experience necessary. Beginners will be guided throughout. More advanced sewers will add to their knowledge base. Prosp Suitable
• All materials and tools are provided Prosp Anything Else
All materials are provided Prosp Additional Costs
Your tutor can talk to you about other subject related online workshops available.

Medway Adult Education works with many partners locally such as UCA and the University of Kent; information about their courses can be found in our studios, café and on Moodle. Medway has an exciting and wide-range of events, exhibitions and activities to inspire and help you make further progress - please see the community noticeboards in the Rochester centre and again on Moodle. Your tutor will be able to talk through with your individual progression options.
If you wish to explore your learning, work or career options, you can speak to a fully trained careers advisor on 0800 100 900. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
If you need further advice please telephone 01634 338400.
Prosp After
In order to get the most out of your course you will need to attend as many sessions as possible. We recommend at least 90%. If you do have a holiday booked during term time, please let the tutor know in advance so that we can help you catch up on missed sessions and ensure that you still achieve the course outcomes. If you are unavoidably ill or unable to attend, please contact 01634 338400 so that we can let your tutor know, and so they can send you any work you may have missed

Prosp Attendance
By participating in the live class, you accept that you understand that sewing involves potentially hazardous tools and equipment and that such activity carries the risk of injury. You understand that it is your responsibility to judge your motor skills and physical ability.
It is your responsibility to ensure that by participating in classes and activities from Medway Adult Education, you will not exceed your limits while performing such activity, and you will select the appropriate level of task for your skills and abilities.
You understand that this is sewing activity, and you will need to be suitably dressed, you will need protect your work surface and be mindful of the correct Health & Safety processes when working with sewing equipment. MAE is not responsible for damage to personal items or your person.
The creators, owners and distributors of this site and the material available MAE are not responsible for any injuries you may experience as a result of your use of this site and the material contained here on. By remaining on this site and/or accessing and / or using any material, you are accepting that you have read, understood and agreed to follow these basic instructions.

Prosp Health
4.50 hrs per session
1 session(s)