Marion Art Center to offer Japanese mending workshop in February

Dec 19, 2021

MARION — The Marion Art Center will offer a new one-day workshop, Visible Mending with Sashiko with Instructor Crickett Warner, on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join the renewed trend of repairing your clothing with beautiful traditional Japanese mending techniques and patterns.

First recorded in Japan in the 16th century, peasants repaired worn out clothing using scraps and layering to make material stronger. Local patterns identified people from different regions.

Using thread and needles specifically made for sashiko stitching, most students will complete one patch during the workshop, and some may finish up the last bits at home.

Patterns and directions will be provided.

Some denim jeans will be available to practice on, but it's best for students to bring their own (holes not required), so the masterpieces can be worn!

The cost for the three hour workshop is $60 for MAC members and $65 for nonmembers, plus a $10 materials fee per student.

Registration is open now online. More information including a list of provided materials can be found at