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We at Watiets treated ourselves to a day of inspiration and traditional needlework.
Maaike from Textielfabrique hosted a wonderful Sashiko workshop in her beautiful workspace in Rotterdam.
So we learned all about traditional fabric repairing (Sashiko), how to stitch and how to decorate.
Very useful (having 3 boys means mending lots of knees in jeans, great practice!) and very pretty and inspiring.
We also learned a lot about Indigo, did you know the dye does not infiltrate the thread but adds a layer to it and therefore strengthening the fabric?
We had such a great afternoon, working with hands instead of Mac is a great way to recharge our Watiets energy.
We are already thinking of which workshop to do next!

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First stitches..

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Progress!

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Busy workplace, nice coffee, and weaving old pieces of textile into patches for mending holes in thick fabrics,
for example traditional firemensclothes.

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Admiring each others work at the end of the day, such pretty results.

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