Sashiko workshop with Donna Gordge


Thursday 11 March 2021 11am – 2:30pm


Learn sashiko, a traditional Japanese stitching technique used to reinforce, mend and beautify textile items.

In this workshop, under the expert guidance of Donna Gordge of Stitch Paint Burn studio you’ll learn about traditional sashiko patterns and techniques. You will also find out about boro mending, a lovely layered method which uses sashiko stitching.

If you’d like, you can bring something to stitch on (for example jeans you want to repair or denim/other fabrics to patch together) but this is not essential as fabric will be provided.

No prior sewing skills are required – if you can hold a needle, you’ll manage nicely!!

Workshops are suitable for anyone over 13 years.

This workshop will take place in Building 21 (the former market building) at Fabrik, sharing space with the loveliness of India Flint’s Quiet Conversations exhibition. Please look out for directional signage on the day.

Refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) are provided. Please note that participants will need to make their own lunch arrangements on the day; a 30 minute break is scheduled.

For any enquiries, please contact

Image with text "Sashiko workshop with Donna Gordge at Fabrik". Image has a close of stitching on denim.