ALMOST SASHIKO - geometric embroidery on paper between tradition and modernity - SSH0422
Online, 20, 27 April, 4, 11, 18 May 2022
Ramona Malfatti

Its traditional patterns are true icons of the Japanese style and, despite having been reproduced for centuries, they continue to be fresh and modern.
But sashiko, the traditional art of geometric embroidery, is much more than just aesthetics: it is the conscious and efficient use of materials and tools with the aim of making the most of raw materials.

During this workshop we will learn to know and recognize the different styles, the particularities that distinguish them and the rules that make them so efficient.
Then, using the values that led to the birth of these styles as a guideline, we will explore their potential applied to paper and the possible stylistic evolutions.

The exercises will alternate the use of traditional patterns with modern patterns, to allow participants to begin to develop their own personal style.

Some of the topics addressed:
History of sashiko
How to choose the materials
How to choose the tools
Traditional styles: characteristics, differences and similarities
The thread as a graphic element
Lines and definition of space
Segments that create curves
The thread as a structural element
Embroidery on paper: beyond aesthetics

ALMOST SASHIKO - geometric embroidery on paper between tradition and modernity - SSH0422
Online, 20, 27 April, 4, 11, 18 May 2022
Ramona Malfatti

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