Sashiko Workshop Saturday, May 28 (2023)

La técnica japonesa del sashiko se utiliza en Japón desde la época Edo (1615-1868); como muchas otras creaciones japonesas, el sashiko se basa en una cultura de la belleza aplicada a la necesidad.

They are small and simple stitches traditionally used to reinforce garments, making them stronger or warmer. It could be described as a darning, but with a decorative beauty that increases the value of the garment, with geometric motifs that resemble waves, mountains, bamboo, feathers, etc. They used to embroider with white cotton on indigo fabrics to make new garments.

At Aletheia we like to use this technique in the same way as in Japan to add beauty and the spirit of craftsmanship both to garments with imperfections, and to repurpose and piece together scraps to make a particularly unique and beautiful product. Ayako will reveal her secrets to us.

We will spend a morning in the calm of the embroidery trade with a sashiko kit that we prepare ourselves.


  • History of sashiko and boro in northern Japan.
  • Basic sashiko techniques.
  • Symbology of geometric motifs in Japan.
  • Sashiko variations: Hitome-zashi, Kuguri-zashi, Kogin-zashi.

From 10:30 to 15:30

€95 (lunch and VAT included)

Cancellations: If for whatever reason you have to cancel, please write us an email as soon as possible to notify us. We do not make refunds but we will save your place for the next workshop of your interest for the same amount. In the event that the workshop is canceled by Aletheia, we will exclusively refund the full price of the workshop. It is not possible for us to take responsibility for compensation derived from other possible expenses.

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