Sashiko Ornaments with Wendy Arbeit

  • 02 Dec 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Join us for Sashiko Ornaments with Wendy Arbeit.

Learn how to illustrate a snowflake or a star using the simple running stitch that's the basis of Japanese sashiko.

In this fun class we'll cut red and white felt into festive shapes - heart, star, bell - then stitch patterns onto them in the opposite color, and apply backs with optional fill. These ornaments will be wonderful to hang for the holidays or to give as gifts.



There will be a $5 supply fee, for felt, thread, and needles, payable to the instructor on the day of class. Instructor will provide all materials, including a handout with designs to use as a guide for future projects.

What to bring:

  • $5 supply fee
  • Fabric scissors 

Instructor Bio

Wendy Arbeit received an MA in Art from Columbia University. She started making crafts from an early age and continued after her degree by learning the traditional arts of beading, back-strap weaving, basket making, and twining from Iroquois, Mexican, and Pacific island people. She learned sashiko and temari from Japanese books at a time when none were available in English and kumihimo at a Japan-sponsored program.

She has written four traditional-craft related books, What Are Fronds For? a manual for plaiting coconut fronds; Baskets in Polynesia, a survey of central Polynesian baskets; Tapa in Tonga, an introduction to Tongan barkcloth; and finally the award-winning, Links to the Past: the Work of Early Hawaiian Artisans, a compendium of 1000 objects made within 50 years of Western contact.

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

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