'Stitch without Borders: Sashiko goes global'

Opening Talk


Susan Briscoe 

Friday 13th March 2020 - 6.30 p.m. - St Finnbarr’s Church, Dornoch 

Admission £5 on the door - includes Soup & Cheese supper in the Social Club afterwards. 

Susan Briscoe is a designer and textile artist who first became fascinated by Japanese quilts and kimonos when working in Japan in 1991. Author of several books, including the international bestseller 'The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook' and her new book 'The Ultimate Kogin Collection'.   Susan also appears regularly on Sewing Quarter TV and teaches sashiko throughout the UK.


With over 20 years experience of working in the textiles field, Susan will talk about how Japanese sashiko stitching has become popular worldwide. 


From her travels through Japan Susan will explain how combining traditional techniques with local inspirations has ensured that saskiko remains alive and well, and how it has been brought into the 21st Century.



Susan also sells vintage Japanese fabrics and a wide range of sashiko and kogin threads and materials, her stall can be found in the West Church Hall during the Fibre Fest Weekend.


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