The Perfect Sashiko Starting Point

Every journey begins with that first step. Start your Hitomezashi sashiko journey with us. Hitomezashi sashiko is one of the forms of sashiko: the Japanese hand-stitching technique for mending, reinforcing, and enhancing fabric. Authors and instructors Jason and Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby through years of research and practice have become experts in Sashiko and Boro. Their up-close camera angles, easy-to-understand instructions, and entertaining dialog are why folks love to learn from them.

The Rice Stitch is a combination of three stitch patterns that are used for visible mending, quilting, and general embellishment. This is a perfect place for beginners to start and Jason and Shannon will take you through each phase of making this stitch pattern. Once you have mastered it, they will show you examples of how to use it in your crafting and making. Whether you are looking to learn a new hand stitching craft or want to kick up your visible mending, embroidery, or quilting skills, come take your first steps with us and start your sashiko journey today!

This is the first of two classes in the Sashiko Starter Series. Once you finish this class, you will want to join Woven Bamboo. These two classes are also available as a discounted bundle!

What you will learn

  • Start your Sashiko journey with step-by-step instructions and learn the beginner-friendly Rice stitch

  • Understand the tools and threads to use, including an unusual thimble

  • Master the lines and angles of the stitch, and avoid common pitfalls with the guidance of the Shibaguyz

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.

Rice Stitch: Hitomezashi (Sashiko Starter Series #1)

The Perfect Sashiko Starting Point. The Rice Stitch is a combination of three stitch patterns that are used for visible mending, quilting, and embellishment. Join Shannon & Jason in this foundational course to start your sashiko stitching.

  • $5.99

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  • Save 28% when you buy the first two courses in the series! Included in this bundle are these two courses:

    • Rice Stitch, Hitomezashi Sashiko Stitch
    • Woven Bamboo, Moyouzashi Sashiko Stitch
    • Ganzezashi (Sea Urchin), Moyouzashi Sashiko Stitch