Welcome to Zen Stitching
Discover the beautiful and practical designs of sashiko
to mend your clothes, reduce your carbon footprint and benefit from the mindfulness the act of sewing brings.
Stimulate your mind by cultivating your new art practice.
Find friends in your fellow stitchers from all over the world.
Untangle your thoughts with the meditative practice of hand stitching.
Are you ready to start creating your way to a slower, more mindful life?
It's easy to lose our creativity and connection in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
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But wouldn't it be more fun to stitch your way to a life of calm, presence, and peace of mind?
Achieve mindfulness with these techniques...
Sashiko Stitch Club
Whether you're an experienced stitcher or just starting out, Sashiko Stitch Club can help you expand your library of stitches.
Learn how to experience the magic of Indigo dyeing, as well as a number of Japanese shibori techniques, right at home.
Bring nature into your art with this six-week course centered around enhancing and manipulating fabric through plants.
I am a strong believer in starting where you are and using what you have, wherever and whatever that may be.
Everyone should get to experience the joy of connecting to others through learning, experimenting, and creating.
Creativity doesn’t have to be expensive or wasteful. Whether we’re using natural materials, reusing materials, or shopping our own stashes first, creating mindfully goes beyond being present in the moment - it extends to being mindful of our environment and the other communities around us, too.
That’s why I donate a portion of our profits to support causes centered around human and animal welfare.
How to Get Started
Choose how you'd like to learn
Choose from a variety of courses that allow you to work at your own pace, join us for one of our Making Zen retreats, or treat yourself to a Stitch Club membership.
Connect with the community
Engage with your fellow creators in the course comments, share your works with us using #zenstitching on Facebook and Instagram, and join our Facebook group for encouragement and inspiration.
Experience the joy of creating
Stitching by hand has a way of slowing us down and grounding us in the current moment. Embrace this art practice and the moments of peace it brings to you!
Different options for your learning style...
Take the stress out of learning something new with the freedom to work at your own pace.
Learn alongside an international community of stitchers with diverse workshops from a variety of textile artists.
Expand your library of sashiko stitches with a new pattern to stitch every month and special members-only bonuses.
Hi! I'm Kate.
I'm a textile artist with a love of travel and the esoteric with a wholistic approach to creativity.
I'm passionate about textiles, environmental issues and living a meaningful life.
Zen Stitching is the ultimate combination of my passions and by embracing the beautiful and practical designs of sashiko I am mending my clothes, reducing waste and the act of sewing encourages mindfulness.
Download the Free Guide:
The Ultimate Guide to Sashiko!
The guide I wish I had when I started stitching. Learn to select the tools for your project and get set up to create perfect patches and embellishments on your clothing, using the ancient art of Japanese mending.