technique

Tutorial: How To Re-Fashion A T-shirt To Fit And Flatter

Tutorial: How To Re-Fashion A T-shirt To Fit And Flatter

After having successfully adjusted a T-shirt to transform it from a square unfitted shape with large shoulders and seams into a fitted women’s tee, I decided to write up my method in a tutorial, so that all those cute graphic designs languishing on giant, shapeless […]

Emberwarm Shawl Apply On The Fly iCord Edging Tutorial & Video

Emberwarm Shawl Apply On The Fly iCord Edging Tutorial & Video

After the release of the Emberwarm Shawl pattern yesterday I started to do a bit of reading about various iCord edging techniques and how they had differed from the one that I eventually settled on through much experimentation. Many of the iCord edgings that I […]

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 […]

New Pattern, Tutorial And Free Downloads Pages Launched

New Pattern, Tutorial And Free Downloads Pages Launched

I’m very pleased to say that the most visited pages on Eskimimi Makes have been treated to an overdue redesign to help readers and visitors access the content they are looking for and to find new content that they may be interested in far more […]