Kate Ward, Workshop Instructor

Moyozashi Hana Fukin, Sashiko stitching-hand embroidery – Kate Ward

Maximum participants: 20

We dive into the complexities of drawing moyozashi patterns from scratch using nothing but a ruler and some circle templates. We will discover how to break down complex patterns into easy step by step actions. You will learn: – the secret to getting perfect stitches every time – the best method to stitch the designs – how to decipher any sashiko pattern and easily break it down into a number of easy steps – which designs work best for mending v’s embellishment – how to draw out complex patterns.

Kit provided:
  • sashiko thread
  • sashiko needle
  • fabric marker
  • 35 x 70 cm sarashi (hana fukin) fabric
Materials needed:
  • scissors
  • ruler

Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.

Kate Ward

Kate Ward is an Australian artist living in Nova Scotia. With a love of travel and the esoteric Kate likes to combine art and culture with study and travel.

Kate has been the recipient of numerous international scholarships, residencies and exchange programs and in 2023 she was invited to participate in the prestigious artist in residence program in Orquevaux, France.

She is the founder of Zen Stitching Inc. in which she shares her passion for textiles, mending and the environment through teaching the traditional Japanese folk art of sashiko stitching.


Oct 06


4 hour workshop
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm




Oak Room