Dazed Live Talent 25

Learn the art of Sashiko and the history of Japanese denim culture with textile maker Yiran Duan

For Yiran Duan, textile-making runs deeper than a profession. A member of the Bai ethnic minority in Southwestern China, Duan grew up in an Indigo textile family, moving to London to study fashion and costume in 2015. She is the founder of YICRAFTS, a textile workshop dedicated to sharing the traditional craft of Chinese ethnic minorities. 

Sashiko, meaning 'little stab' is the Japanese art of stitching beautiful patterns using running stitch. Often used to add strength, texture and warmth to old garments, Sashiko has become synonymous with complex repeating patterns and precise stitching. 

Through this workshop, you will learn the history and cultural background of Sashiko stitch and give your old jeans, denim jackets or your favorite canvas bag a second life! Learning the principle and basic techniques of Sashiko stitch and design, you will be able to carry out more projects by yourself after this workshop.

All materials provided but please bring a pair of old jeans or denim item to upcycle them during the session.

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