Fabric Arts: Loving Your Denim with Sashiko & Embroidery

June 11 - June 11
1–4 p.m.

Sashiko, a traditional running stitch used for quilting and mending in Japan, has seen a resurgence in popularity. Its origins lie in the practical art of country folk mending their indigo-dyed hemp garments. Today, as we seek ways to counter the wasteful aspects of the textile industry, mending is experiencing a renaissance.

In this enjoyable and laid-back workshop, you'll delve into simple stitches, including sashiko, and learn various mending techniques. Bring along your jeans, jean jacket, or any other textile item you'd like to mend or embellish. Bring scissors and a piece of fabric that inspires you, or you can use the materials provided (the workshop fee includes most materials and supplies).

Suzanne Northcott is an interdisciplinary artist whose explorations span poetry, video, photography, and textiles. As an art instructor, Northcott endeavors to demystify the creative process with humor and insight, helping students break through to new personal ground in their work. She currently operates a design studio and shop in Fort Langley, Morphology, which focuses on upcycling garments.

Location: Ferry Building Gallery

Note: The gallery is closed to the public during the workshop. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Cost: $45

Register at 604-925-7270 (course # 164596 ) or Register here