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7.13.2010

sashiko




Lately I've become really interested in learning how to do sashiko. I was at a book store this weekend and I was looking through a quilting book and read a little bit about it. I figured I didn't need much to go home and try it myself (although you can buy special sashiko thread and needles, I just used this dmc thread from my grandmother and indigo linen). After doing straight rows of hand stitching I was about ready to quit! It's so hard to get precise tiny little straight stitches! After a while though, it became really relaxing. Granted this attempt is nothing like real sashiko, but just my own little interpretation. I think I'm going to make some pillows with the squares that I'm making - just simple straight stitches. When I get a bit more competent at that, maybe I'll draw up a few designs and try them.. I'm feeling kind of inspired to maybe include some similar things for fall bags, now if only it wouldn't take one hour to make a tiny nine by nine inch square!

12 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh, so pretty!

And if I made a list of all the techniques I wanted to try to master, I think my head would explode. But I'll go ahead and add this one to the list.

kelly said...

ooo. i am definitely going to try this out. just the type of thing to wind down with on an evening...i like repetitive techniques like that. ivory on navy looks perfect!

ilana kohn said...

i LOVE sashiko! i've never done it but i have a pretty good stash of sashiko thread stashed away...haha, maybe i'll have to give some actual sashiko a whirl! love to see you incorporate this into some pieces!

simple things said...

This is very nice. I love the colour combination. This would be so cute on a cushion.

Bekväm said...

Mega cool! I love the contrast of the indigo fabric with the white thread. I would never have the patience for this!

stephanie renee said...

i love this! i really want to make a quilt to do this with!

Your dandyness said...

Looks really good, and quite time consuming too! The colour combination is lovely...

tinypaperheart said...

this is so lovely.

EvaForeva said...

Julia, how cool! I've never heard of sashiko before but I like it. I can see how it might feel relaxing. Very pretty! And what a great idea to incorporate it in your bag line!

erin / atlantictreefox said...

i'm actually pretty impressed that it only took an hour! you made good time!

Wishcandy said...

Sometimes i wonder if I should learn Sashiko. Sashiko is actually my name. I was destined to be a creator/ artist. :)

Found your blog a few weeks ago. Really lovely!

removeme1 said...

very inspiring, thanks for the posts. i am new to sewing and want to make a sashiko quilt. thanks again for the inspiration.