Workshop Sashiko / Zōkin met Maaike Gottschall
With hands-on sewing and quilting techniques you can make a Japanese cleaning cloth (Zōkin). You make Something of value that becomes more beautiful with age and use. Bring an old t-shirt to cut up for the lining and patches as desired.
Zōkin are traditional Japanese handmade wipes that are made from scraps of fabric and are used in the cleaning (sōji,) of the floor of the house, school, kitchen or dojo. The different layers of fabric are connected with small stitches. The technique used for this is sashiko (sash = stitch, iko = small). To have an idea about the beauty of it: https://nl.pinterest.com/textielfabrique.
Experience is not necessary. Participants are expected to have an inquisitive and independent working attitude.
Maaike: “Years ago, I came across the Japanese term “Mottainai”. The meaning of this is “don’t waste!”. Don’t waste your time, don’t waste your energy, and don’t use more resources than necessary”.
Website Maaike: https://textielfabrique.nl/
13th and 27nd of July; 3rd and 10th pf August from 13.30 till 15.30 hours
55 euro including material plus ticket to the exhibition ‘100.000 bomen en een bos van draad’ by Sara Vrugt in the Laurenskerk
Participants: maximum of 12
English and Dutch participants welcome
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Location: Gebouw de Heuvel Grotekerkplein 5, 3011 GC Rotterdam
There is a small staircase to access the room. There is no elevator. There is a restroom for less abled persons in the building.