Japanese Embroidery with BeBeBold (deposit)

Tutor: Jane MacDonald
Date: Sunday 15 May
Time: 10am-4pm
Total Tuition: $120 plus materials
(balance of the tuition and materials payable on the day)
Everyone will start the day of stitching with the small but adorable pincushion.
Kaki-No-Hana (Persimmon Flower) Pincushion in blue/white or blue/red
Kit $25
You can then choose one the following 3 projects to work on for the remainder of the day;

1. Daisy Clutch Bag: Hitomezashi (one stitch sashiko) OR

  • Kit $55

2. Lucy Locket Pocket Bag OR

  • Kit $75

3. Kinchaku Boro Bag

  • Kit $65

Suitable for beginners through to advanced stitchers.


Sashiko is a traditional form of folk art stitching with white running stitches on indigo blue fabric. 

It started more than 500 years ago in the early 16th century and evolved in various areas of Japan (particularly in Tohoku in the North of Japan)

The sashiko stitch was originally used to reinforce cloth which made it thicker and therefore warmer to protect ordinary workers from the cold weather. The many simple, beautiful patterns evolved from the wisdom of their everyday life.


Boro is the Japanesw way to describe a fabric or a garment that has been patched or mended. Japanese indigo dyed cotton garments were recuycled and used to patch other pieces of clothing giving them a disticntive aspect.

Boro can be used to embellish old garments, make purses and bags and is beautiful on smaller objects like brooches and key rings.


Cancellation policy: Full refund of payment for a class will only be given for cancellations if the spot can be filled by another student. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given. We're sorry but Stitch can not be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out if its control.

 * Please email the shop or give us a ring if you would like to be added to a waiting list when classes sell out. We will let you know if spaces become available.  Please also note that our waiting lists do not roll over to the next scheduled classes.  You will need to let us know for each class you are interested in. 

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