Sashiko is a Japanese style of stitching, used for mending and to create beautiful surface designs. In this workshop, the focus is on denim repair, using basic sashiko technique. It’s simple to learn, but has endless style variations. You will create a sashiko patch, learn tips and tricks for mending denim, and make a plan for your own mending 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