November 1, 2023 – January 3, 2024
Featuring the work of students in the Spring 2023 INTERLACE: Adventures in Sashiko digital class, with instructor Sandra Brick.
This exhibition features the culminating projects created by students in the 2023 class, INTERLACE: Adventures in Sashiko. This sequential, digital class introduced students to the world of Sashiko, a form of Japanese embroidery using small basic running stitches used to create a background pattern on cloth. It is also used in contemporary textiles as a form of embellishment on cloth, and in the popular form of Boro, it is used as a method of repair by stitching scraps of fabric down with small sashiko stitches.
Students learned the basic stitches, worked with different types of threads, and experimented with idea development while they worked to master this stitching process. In addition, they explored basic principles of art and design to build a foundation to design their own personal projects.