Join us for a special workshop on a contemporary take on Japanese embroidery with the JICC’s guest artist, Aoi Yoshizawa. To read more about our corresponding lecture, Textile Talks with Aoi Yoshizawa & Virginia Soenksen, click here. Sashiko (刺し子; lit. “little stabs”) is a type of traditional Japanese embroidery known for its elegant simplicity. While sashiko is now enjoyed as a form of ornamental embroidery, it originally served a dual purpose of decoration as well as reinforcement to strengthen or mend homespun, homemade fabric. This form of needlework involves hand-stitching geometric patterns traditionally using white threads on typically indigo-dyed cotton. Today, sashiko has evolved into an art form celebrated for its geometric beauty, striking simplicity, and cultural significance. Bridging the gap between traditional sashiko and contemporary textile design, Yoshizawa, a textile artist hailing from Japan and now based in Finland, brings a fresh perspective to this ancient craft. Although she does not strictly adhere to traditional sashiko practices, Yoshizawa incorporates elements of sashiko into her creative endeavors. In this workshop, she will demonstrate her contemporary take on the traditional art of sashiko. The workshop will run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Due to limited capacity, registration is required. Please cancel your registration if you cannot attend.
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