>>Canceled<<Modern Hitomezashi Sashiko (stitching off-grid) with Shannon & Jason (Online)

  • Thursday, July 07, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code FI070722SJ
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**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

Hitomezashi Sashiko stitchingModern Sashiko artists are breaking the rules of traditional Hitomezashi and coming up with incredible results. By making small changes to the way we look at a basic Hitomezashi grid, it’s easy to create all kinds of modern adaptations using one simple stitching technique. Join Shannon and Jason as they show us how to stitch “off the grid” while remaining “on the grid.” This second-level course is where old-style sashiko meets modern aesthetics. 

Supplies needed:

  • Ring thimble with plate

  • Sashiko needle

  • 12-weight thread or Sashiko thread

  • a couple of 8” x 8” fabric swatches

  • Washable marking pens suitable for drawing on your fabric

  • Thread snips

  • Ruler (preferably a clear quilting ruler) 

An optional kit is available from the instructors here for $25. The kit contains one ring thimble, one long Sashiko needle, one white marking pen, two colors of Aurifil 12-weight cotton thread, and assorted practice fabric.

Order your kit by June 30 to make sure it arrives in time for class!

Note: This workshop will be recorded. The recording will be available to registrants for 30 days after the class. Can’t join at the scheduled time? Register anyway, and you can watch—as many times as you like—for 30 days!


  • Prerequisite: Sashiko Essentials: Hitomezashi or equivalent, or instructors’ permission. Check here for info about a good prerequisite (the Hitomezashi Rice Stitch class).

  • A Zoom link will be in your registration confirmation email. The link will be emailed to you again one day before the start of the event. Class time is Pacific Time.

  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

Instructor Bio:  

Shannon Leigh Roudhán and Jason Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo from Seattle, Washington. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of domestic and international publications and their craft, portrait, and fashion photography has appeared in books and magazines around the globe. Shannon & Jason have published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns including complete Crochet Course – the Ultimate Reference Guide, Designer Crochet, and Crochet Geometry. Their latest book is titled Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection from C&T Publishing.

The duo have been partners in life for 27 years and have been teaching adults for 20+ years. With their mastery of subjects from crochet and knitting to photography, spinning, sewing, and quilting, their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues such as Sew Expo, Houston Quilt Festival, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN). They also have a wide range of online classes available from Craftsy and Creative Spark Online. The “edu-tainment” experience of a class with Shannon & Jason will leave you informed, empowered, and in stitches (see what we did there?). Visit them at shannonandjason.com.

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