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September 20, 2023 6:00–8:00 pm
Bryan Center, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
Textile Arts

Eastern Embroidery (Sashiko)

Partnership with CSGD

Taught by River Takada

Visible Mending

Intro to Sashiko Stitching: Use running stitches to create accents and all over design to embellish your clothing and textile projects.
Sashiko (刺し子, meaning “little pokes” or “small piercing”) is a form of functional embroidery that originated in Japan.

About the instructor

River Takada is a Japanese American artist and craft teacher. River makes a variety of mixed media art focusing on material reuse, and sells locally at markets and online under her business, Rivtak, established in 2007. She teaches crafts to adults and kids focused in textiles, sewing, dyeing and printing. Find more info at

About this location

This workshop will meet in the Bryan Center Rm 100, Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Programming Space.

Address: 101 Bryan Center, Durham, NC 27710

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students including undergraduates, graduates, and professionals (including health professionals), faculty, and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s Duke Arts Create workshops go live on Friday morning at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins and waitlist registers. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).