Japanese Craft Workshops

Kimono House teaches a range of stitches and craft workshops to inspire your creative interest.

We offer classes in sashiko, boro and other traditional Japanese crafts including temari and shibori.  Workshops can also be arranged for groups at your own venue.  To book into one of our classes please choose from our current program.

Boro Pouch Wednesday 17 April

Boro Stitching Drawstring Pouch The Japanese have a stitching tradition of using old cloth to make new items for every-day use. In this class we will learn how to hand-stitch a small drawstring pouch. Embellish your bag using Japanese upcycling stitches. Class fee includes materials.

Boro – The Japanese Slow Stitch Saturday 13 April

Boro _ Japanese Slow Stitch The Japanese have a stitching tradition of using old cloth to make new items for every-day use. In this class we will stitch vintage kimono cloth in the traditional Japanese way of recycling used fabrics instead of discarding them. Optional embellishments of visible mending will be added to your piece using several hand-stitching techniques. Class fee includes materials.

Sashiko for Beginners – Saturday 15 June

Sashiko for Beginners Join us for a morning class to teach beginners the basics of this very effective traditional Japanese needlework. A great introductory start to learn this relaxing technique in Japanese decorative hand-stitching. Class fee includes all materials.

Sashiko and Boro – Whats the difference? Saturday 16 March

Have you wondered is there a difference between Sashiko & Boro?
Come along to discover and practice decorative stitching, visible mending and more as we stitch sashiko and boro.  An informative class suitable for beginners of Japanese hand-stitching.  Class fee includes all materials.

Sashiko Stitching 1-Day Class – Saturday 15 June

Sashiko Stitching 1-Day Class A relaxing and enjoyable introduction to sashiko, a traditional Japanese needlework class in Melbourne city. In the morning we cover the basics of technique for this simple but very effective decorative hand- stitching using Japanese materials and equipment as you stitch your own piece. After lunch we move onto the next level of sashiko craft, as we explore the different tools and method options for transferring your own traditional and contemporary patterns onto cloth. Class fee includes all materials & use of equipment.