Thats ok. Whilst I encourage participating in these chats, they are not an essential part of the course. Our Zoom meet ups will be recorded and uploaded to the course player so you can view them at anytime.
Sashiko Stitch Club
My yearly Sashiko Stitch Club has been so popular, I've decided to continue AND expand it!
Just like the Clubs in 2021 and 2022, each month a new sashiko embroidery pattern will be released with an accompanying video tutorial and downloadable instructions on how to draw it from scratch, and how to stitch. But now, you can subscribe for as many months as you'd like, with no need to limit yourself to just one year!
In addition to getting your new stitching pattern every month, the Sashiko Stitch Club Subscription also grants you access to Sashiko for Beginners, Sashiko Masterclass, and special members-only discounts to Zen Stitching events (valued at over $598).
Our Stitch Club focuses on the popular moyozashi and hitomezashi patterns and other recognizable sashiko designs. These stitches can be applied to mending and embellishing textiles.
The act of stitching has so many therapeutic benefits from mindfulness to stress relief, and this Club offers the opportunity to meet people from around the world.Join today
Hear from my students...
How the program is delivered
Learn how to stitch a new sashiko pattern every month
Each month a new sashiko pattern is released with a video that guides you step by step through the process of drawing the pattern onto the fabric and how to get the best results possible.
You will learn:
- How to select the needles, thread and fabric to use for each project
- How to stitch the different sashiko patterns
- Techniques demonstrated by video
- Downloadable PDFs to refer to whilst stitching
- Private community to share your projects with like-minded people
- Monthly zoom chats
- Projects and inspiration on where to use your new sashiko skills
Plus, you'll also get access to:
- Sashiko for Beginners ($149 value)
- Sashiko Masterclass ($449 value)
- Special subscribers-only discounts to Zen Stitching events
Benefits of the program
A new pattern every month
This program will help you build a library of over 60 different sashiko patterns which you can use to stitch all kinds of things.
The stitches vary from the yearly Stitch Club patterns, so you can continue building your knowledge.
Join like minded people from across the globe and share your sashiko projects in our private community.
This is the perfect place to ask questions, share tips and make new friends!
Numerous studies have cited the benefits of stitching and it is considered active meditation to let the mind be still whilst the hands are busy.
It's a treat to sit and stitch in today's busy world!
What my students are saying...
"I'm loving the sashiko stitching class. They provide time to be reflective and I'm loving the process and beautiful design motifs - they're so simple to create - once you know how!
I love creating repetitive designs - they are mindful, and engaging."
"You are an inspiration. This activity makes time stop and my chronic pain goes unnoticed. It is a meditation and I am so happy I found you.
As soon as my hand touches the cloth and I start stitching, I am taken to a place of stillness and the pain is forgotten. "
"You are the best teacher that I have ever had.
I am in my 70’s so, that covers many teachers!
Thank you for all that you do especially getting us through Covid."
A look at the modules inside our program
01. Before we get started
To set yourself up for success our first module demonstrates how to get great sashiko stitches, every time.
We also cover the materials and products to use to get the best results every time.
- Sashiko for Beginners (value $149)
- Sashiko Masterclass (value $449)
- Four different methods on how to transfer your design onto fabric.
- DIY pattern and instructions on how to make your own sashiko thimble.
We begin our stitching adventure with simple patterns that are easy to draw and stitch. This helps us build confidence to tackle the more complex designs. A video that guides you through the process of drawing and stitching the pattern along with discussing the history and symbolism of each pattern, accompanied with a downloadable PDF.
Nice to meet you!
Hi, I'm Kate! I'm a textile artist who loves travelling and the esoteric.
Kate Ward (BFA, MA and MFA) studied Textiles, Printmaking, Paper making, and Ceramics in Australia, and participated in an exchange with the Kyoto Seika University. She combines her love of art and travel and has had the opportunity to study in Japan, Italy, England and Canada.
Throughout her journey as artist and educator, Kate continues to return to her textile roots making functional sewn and hand-stitched garments and objects for exhibition, seeing this work as ‘comfort food’ for the soul.
With a focus on sustainability and zero waste living, Kate embraces stitching as an act of mindfulness, self-care, resilience, and environmental awareness.
Kate now calls Canada home.