Sashiko Denim Mending Workshop | Saturday, July 27, 1-4pm

Sashiko Denim Mending Workshop | Saturday, July 27, 1-4pm

  • In this workshop we’ll be exploring sashiko and the Japanese art of mending. Sashiko is traditional Japanese embroidery technique that not only strengthens but intricately adorns fabric, bringing it new life. In Japan, fabric was continually mended over many generations creating a visual history of geometric stitches. Sashiko patterns are often sewn with off-white stitches on dark indigo fabric, so grab your your favorite denim—a piece that needs mending or something you’d just love to see adorned—and join us as we learn foundational sashiko stitches, chart out our designs and create beautiful, striking patterns.

    Light snacks & beverages will be provided as well as a 10% discount off everything in our shop :)

    Instructor: Amanda Farrell of Embroidered Panda is a modern hand embroidery artist whose simple, clean lines create expressive works that capture the heart and, in her own words, “tries to connect with tradition in a contemporary, minimalist fashion, and often with a cheeky sense of humor!” She believes quality textiles and skilled sewing can last a lifetime, a value that she gained from her grandfather, the same person who first taught her to sew and gave her the nickname “Amanda Panda.” Her work has been featured in blogs like Martha Stewart Weddings and Kollective Hustle. She currently has several pieces on exhibition at 3 Bottled Fish in Oakland, and has participated in numerous maker fairs around the country.


  • When: Saturday, July 27 (please arrive 5 minutes early)

    - Workshops are intended for adults; youth 13 and up are also welcome with an adult

    Location: Love Fest Fibers HQ! 3300 Judah Street, San Francisco

    Instructor: Amanda Farrell, Artist & Owner of Embroidered Panda


    - Masking is now optional but please feel free to wear a mask if you feel more comfortable. The door and/or window will stay open for additional ventilation and safety throughout class. Please stay home if you're feeling under the weather or have a positive COVID test result (even if past the 5-day guideline).

    - A reminder email will be sent one day prior to the workshop

    - Workshops are refundable up to 10 days before the workshop date

    - Discount codes cannot be used on workshop purchases but feel free to use a Love Fest Fibers gift card!