Sashiko mending is a Japanese style of visible mending that uses embroidery stitching to create beautiful surface designs. It’s simple to learn, but has endless style variations. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of sashiko and various sashiko patterns and styles of mending. You will design a sashiko patch, and go home with a plan for your own sashiko project. 

Impact: The life of well-loved clothing is prolonged using artistic mending.

Participant and Materials Requirements: Please bring a pair of jeans to mend. All mending supplies, such as sashiko needles, thread, wax, and patch material will be provided. If you think you’ll require a needle threader, that can be beneficial as well.

Instructor Erin Eggenburg

About the Instructor: Erin Eggenburg is a maker, mender, and teacher. She is the owner of wrenbirdarts, a custom embroidery and handkerchief business, and she is also a regular instructor of our Sashiko visible mending workshops. Learn more at