Creative Escape: Sashiko Stitching

Creative Escape: Sashiko Stitching

Come learn the vibrant history of sashiko, while stitching your own mini panel that can be turned into a wall hanging, coaster, or pincushion to take home. The Japanese word sashiko (刺し子) translates to English as little stabs, a reference to the running stitch employed by interlocking traditional Japanese geometric patterns, offering a vast creative canvas.  All materials will be provided, and no experience is necessary. Light snacks will be available, and BYOB is encouraged. 

The museum galleries will open at 5:30, with the workshop beginning at 6:00 pm. 

Portrait of artist Stella Singleton

Artist Bio:

Stella Singleton fell in love with hand work while cross-stitching with her Nana as a child. She later grew her practice to include knitting and quilting, and in 2022 opened Needles and Bolts quilt shop in the Mt. Airy neighborhood. The store builds community through inspiration and education by offering collaborative workshops and quilting supplies. Singleton has a great eye for color and has kept building her toolbox of techniques since her first stitches.