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Sun, Jul 21


Bay Quilts

IN PERSON: Learn Sashiko with Kristen Takakuwa

Looking for a calming, meditative summer project or to expand your handwork repertoire? Sashiko is both decorative and practical - and it's the perfect distraction for a lazy day at the park, sitting on a plane or waiting for the kids to get out of camp. This class will be held at Bay Quilts

IN PERSON: Learn Sashiko with Kristen Takakuwa
IN PERSON: Learn Sashiko with Kristen Takakuwa

Time & Location

Jul 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

Bay Quilts, 5327 Jacuzzi St Suite 3-C, Richmond, CA 94804, USA

About the Event

IN PERSON: Class, Sunday, July 21, 10AM - 1PM PST

Bay Quilts

Looking for a calming, meditative summer project or to expand your handwork repertoire? Sashiko is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan. Traditional sashiko was used to reinforce points of wear, or to repair worn places or tears with patches. Today, in addition to visible mending, sashiko is often used for purely decorative purposes or for quilting. 

In this class you will learn the basics of sashiko including:

  • transfering the stitch patterns to your fabric
  • stitching three different popular japanese motifs
  • and exploring ways to use your sashiko stitching

In class, you'll learn and practice three different sashiko patterns so when you leave you'll have the techniques and skills to incorporate sashiko into your mending, decorative stitching or quilting. Kristen will share projects she's done using sashiko to spark your creativity.

Skill level: ✂️

No previous sewing experience is needed - this class is all handwork, you will not use a sewing machine.

Supplies: You will get a kit of sashiko supplies as part of the class. You should bring snips/scissors, a straightedge and a thimble (if you have one you like using).

About the instructor: 

Kristen Takakuwa is one of the original founders of Hello Stitch and learned to sew at the age of 8. Sewing has been a lifelong habit ever since! She has been teaching sewing to adults and kids for over 15 years and loves nothing more than sharing her skills and enthusiasm for sewing with others.


This class is being held at the Bay Quilts located at 5327 Jacuzzi St. 3-C, Richmond, CA 94804. Bay Quilts is run by Sally Davey and her daughter, Abbey-Shane  a team of lifelong artists and crafters who have been in the quilting industry for over 30 years. They opened Bay Quilts to share their passion and knowledge with the vision of creating a community where artists, crafters, quilters, and makers of all ability can learn, grow, and create together.  This unique fabric shop is so much more than a store - from consignments quilts and gifts, and cloth figures to monthly gallery exhibitions and artist receptions to workshops.  Bay Quilts is a sanctuary for creatives of all skill level. Bay Quilts is generously offering a 10% discount to students on the day of the class.

The classroom space is on the 2nd level so you will need to be able to climb a flight of stairs. There is a convenient caddy so you don't have to carry your equipment up the stairs.

Cancellation Policy:

Class fees are non-refundable. However you may transfer the class to a friend if you let us know in advance.


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    This is an IN PERSON class. It will be held at Bay Quilts, 5327 Jacuzzi St. 3-C Richmond, CA 94804.




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