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Sashiko Stitch Lesson on Origami Denim Bag

June 28, 2021 - July 3, 2021

Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery that uses a basic running stitch to create a patterned background. Originally, Sashiko was used to reinforce or add strength to worn areas of clothing since cotton was a precious material. Because of its beauty and durability, it has been an art form not just a functional craft.

We offer a one-hour private lesson on Zoom with master kimono maker, Tsuyo Onodera, and her daughter Maki Aizawa. A participant will learn how to work on Sashiko stitches on a specially designed origami denim bag via zoom. The cost is $165. This includes a Sashiko kit with a hand sewn denim bag with leather handles and sewing materials.

Please sign up by emailing to [email protected].

Before our online lesson:
  1. Make a payment on PayPal ([email protected]).
  2. Schedule a one-hour online private lesson by emailing me your availability.
  3. Send your mailing address. 

Tsuyo Onodera, a master kimono maker, has been in the industry for more than fifty years. She has trained hundreds of students to become licensed kimono makers through five-year apprenticeships at her school in Sendai, Japan. Tsuyo and her daughter, Maki Aizawa have led multiple workshops teaching participants how to sew yukata, a kind of casual summer kimono, including one at the Workshop Residence in San Francisco, located at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Tsuyo and Maki are passionate about keeping the art of wearing Kimono alive through the teaching of this art.


June 28, 2021
July 3, 2021