Instructor: Niki English
Learn the art of Shashiko, a pre-industrial Japanese technique of mending garments with beautiful and artful stitches. When fabric was scarce, garments were mended for longer life, and the mending highlighted the wear and beauty of the piece while adding to it's character, longevity, and strength.
We will learn the basic stitch for Shashiko, as well as how to create a geometric pattern, transfer a pattern to fabric, and how to adapt the pattern to the specific repair. The contours of the damage allow us to re-invent the garment into something better than it was before.
Students, please bring a garment of your own to embellish, - even if it is not damaged, we can add stitches to a pocket, or highlight features of the garment in some way. All other materials and selections of repair fabrics will be provided.
Niki English is an Apparel Designer, Instructor, and artist. After working in Manhattan for 8 years for some of the largest apparel manufacturers in the industry, She wanted to shift focus to creating inclusive, thoughtful, and sustainable apparel for all categories. In 2018, she purchased a home near Remsen, NY with her partner, where she works as a freelance Apparel Designer as well as teaching instructional courses at Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute.
Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
Registration deadline: September 7, 2020