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Fiber Art

Sashiko Ori

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Course Overview

Sashiko ori refers to handweaving designs that are based on the sashiko folk stitching methods of Japan. Basically a supplementary warp and weft technique, students will design and weave a geometric pattern with optional stitching added later. The instructor will bring pre-wound warps for students to beam on and thread with their own designs. This class will challenge experienced weavers with a new way of thinking about warp and weft interlacements and give beginners something fun to explore.

In order to get the most from the class in this limited time, students should be able to understand a weaving draft and the basics of warping a loom.

Physical Ability Note: Floor loom weaving requires some foot flexibility. Good vision is also important.

Required Tools 

  • All tools and materials will be provided

Optional Tools 

  •  A laptop, smartphone, or tablet will enable students to use an easy online design program.

Session Information

This course is part of the 2024 Fiber Week! Plan to attend Fiber Friday on Friday, February 16, a day-long conference that features speakers, demonstrations, and community gatherings for anyone interested in fiber! Full schedule online January 2024.


Sat, Feb 17th, 2024  –  Mon, Feb 19th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $345.00
Materials fee: $65.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Beth Ross Johnson
Beth Ross Johnson
Black Mountain, NC

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Sashiko Ori