embroidery

A Mounting Pile Of Sashiko Stitched Squares

A Mounting Pile Of Sashiko Stitched Squares

After I had finished my first Sashiko embroidered square I was undecided as to whether I wanted to make a small project with the finished sampler (almost certainly a cushion) or to perhaps work some further pieces to eventually join them together for a much […]

Tutorial: Embroidered Polymer Clay Sashiko Necklace With Free Downloadable Project Templates

Tutorial: Embroidered Polymer Clay Sashiko Necklace With Free Downloadable Project Templates

The traditional Japanese craft of sashiko embroidery is given a new twist by combining the  established stitch patterns of sashiko with modern materials to make a piece of unique jewellery. The crescent-shaped statement necklace has been a popular sight in high street fashion this year, […]

Stitched Lines And Pattern Building In Sashiko Embroidery

Stitched Lines And Pattern Building In Sashiko Embroidery

When I started my first sashiko Project it was the simplicity of the basic parallel lines of stitches that felt so calming to work. The meditative action of the lines of running stitch gave a true feeling for the humble origins of this Japanese peasant […]

Sashiko: A Japanese Embroidery Technique

Sashiko: A Japanese Embroidery Technique

A week ago, at the very end of my week off, I found myself awake at a very unlikely and unfriendly hour with a spell of insomnia. I ended up browsing the internet and somehow navigated to various sites researching the techniques and history of […]

Sewing Machine Cover Final Part: Quilting And Making Up

Sewing Machine Cover Final Part: Quilting And Making Up

If you’ve read and followed along with the first three posts in this tutorial series you should now be in possession of an embroidered piece of fabric for the front of your sewing machine cover, plus all of the additional pieces cut as needed to […]