Zero and Zen

 

This course combines learning how to sew a modular jacket with Liz Haywood

with

learning to stitch various sashiko patterns with Kate Ward of Zen Stitching.

Join today for $97

Part 1: Learn how to make a modular jacket from scratch

 

This is a very simply shaped jacket and the pattern is like a basic recipe - you can follow it exactly and make a very wearable jacket, or you can "cut your cote after your cloth" and adjust it to fit the fabric you have. 

Liz provides all the measurements and demonstrates each step of the process so that you can create a jacket specifically for your size.

Her goal is to empower you to get creative and be able to cut and sew a variety of designs using the theories taught in this class.

By the end of the course you will be comfortable with understanding  width and length of your fabric to create a beautiful jacket.

This modular jacket is minimal or zero waste.  It comes in 20 sizes, fitting from around a 32"/81cm bust to a 70"178cm, and can be made in a wide variety of fabrics including old and repurposed textiles.  The simple shape lends itself beautifully to Sashiko stitching.

Part 2: Sashiko stitches

 

Drawing inspiration from the traditional noragi jackets of the farmers and fishermen of Japan, Kate will teach a variety of sashiko stitches for you to select to add to your jacket.

With clear videos, with step by step instruction walk you through the process of how to apply your sashiko knowledge to your zero waste jacket.

Stitches demonstrated include: shippo tsunagi (linked seven treasures), asanoha (hemp leaf),kiku asanoha (square hemp leaf), and ganzezashi (sea urchin).

How the program is delivered 

Design and create your hand stitched garment using zero waste methods.


The course will be released on 20 October with on demand modules available to watch immediately, or you can watch them at your convenience!

We will meet and discuss our projects on three zoom calls, and also have the ability to share our progress in a private Facebook group.

We will cover a variety of processes and techniques including :

  • Selecting fabric
  • How to choose your size
  • Cutting out the pattern
  • How to sew the pattern
  • how to select the needles, thread to use for¬†your sashiko¬†stitching
  • 4 moyozashi stitches with¬†downloadable pdfs¬†patterns
  • Three Zoom Calls to assist with:
    • sewing the jacket
    • learning sashiko
    • show and tell your final garments
  • BONUS modules
    • how to make your own sashiko thimble
    • how to sew a patch onto your garment¬†
Join now for $97!

 

A look at the modules inside our program

 

01. Modular Jacket

The first step is to cut out and make the jacket.

Follow along with Liz as she demonstrates how to select your size, work out how your pieces will sit on the fabric and then sew your jacket together.

The pattern comes in the free copy of the March 2022 edition of A Year of Zero Waste zine, which can be printed out as a booklet or read on-screen.

There are no pattern pieces to print out and tape together; the pieces are drawn straight onto the fabric, or they can be drafted onto paper first following the directions.  The pattern is in metric and imperial.

02. Sashiko

Inspired by traditional sashiko jackets we will learn a variety of moyozashi stitches including: shippo tsunagi (seven linked treasures), kiku asanoha (square hemp leaf), asanoha (hemp leaf),  ganzezashi (sea urchin stitch) and their variations.

Zoom Session 1: Sewing the Jacket

Join us for a 'live' conversation from the comfort of your home. Ask Liz any questions you have about how to construct your garment. All calls will be recorded.

We will be meeting on Friday 3 November for the Northern Hemisphere or Saturday 04 November for the southern hemisphere.

Friday 03 November
Pacific Standard Time: 3.30pm
Mountain Standard Time:4.30pm
Central Standard Time: 5.30pm
Eastern Standard Time: 6.30pm
Atlantic Standard Time: 7.30pm

Saturday 04 November
Australian Eastern Standard Time: 8.30am

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Zoom Session 2: How to stitch Sashiko

Join us for a 'live' conversation from the comfort of your home. Ask Kate any questions you have about how to get started stitching with Sashiko. This call will be recorded.

We will be meeting on Friday 17 November for the Northern Hemisphere or Saturday 18 November for the southern hemisphere.

Zoom Session 2: How to Stitch Sashiko

Friday 17 November
Pacific Standard Time: 1.30pm
Mountain Standard Time: 2.30pm
Central Standard Time: 3.30pm
Eastern Standard Time: 4.30pm
Atlantic Standard Time: 5.30pm

Saturday 18 November
Australian Eastern Standard Time: 7.30am

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Zoom Session 3: Show and Tell

In our final zoom session we get together to share our results and admire each other's sashiko stitched, zero waste jackets. This call will be recorded.

We will be meeting on Friday 01 December for the Northern Hemisphere or Saturday 02 December for the southern hemisphere.

Friday 01 December
Pacific Standard Time: 1.30pm
Mountain Standard Time: 2.30pm
Central Standard Time: 3.30pm
Eastern Standard Time: 4.30pm
Atlantic Standard Time: 5.30pm

Saturday 02 December
Australian Eastern Standard Time: 7.30am

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Everything you need to make and sew your own zero waste garment


 

$97

 

  • Video Tutorials accessible via Desktop or Mobile App
  • Downloadable pdf sheets to refer to whilst creating
  • Private Community for feedback and peer support¬†
  • 3¬†x¬†1 hour Q&A sessions with¬†Liz and Kate via zoom
  • 5¬†sashiko patterns and their variations
  • Draft your own pattern using your own bodies dimensions
  • Additional inspiration for your stitching projects

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Liz Haywood

 

Liz Haywood trained as a clothing pattenmaker and worked in the fashion industry for 20 years.

She now lives in country Australia with her family, where she makes and writes about zero waste sewing patterns.

Liz also writes the weekly blog The Craft of Clothes on all things sewing and fashion, and is the author of two award-winning books, The Dressmaker's Companion - A practical guide to sewing clothes and Zero Waste Sewing - 16 projects to make, wear and enjoy.

Liz is writing a third book called A Year of Zero Waste Sewing which is being experimentally published in instalments as a zine.

 

www.lizhaywood.com.au

Kate Ward

 


Kate Ward (BFA, MA and MFA) studied Textiles, Printmaking, Paper making, and Ceramics in Australia, participated in an exchange with the Kyoto Seika University,  and 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 she 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.

www.kateward.com.au

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