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sewing with boro fabric
My Boro Stitching & Thoughts for Other Stitchers

by Susan Fletcher

My Boro Stitching & Thought for Other Stitchers

.... but thats just how I like to do it. Other people stitch wonderful pieces with parallel lines evenly spaced. It's a matter of what you enjoy plus what is functional for your project. The right thing to do is to suit yourself!

boro stitched sewing

Sashiko Thread and How Not to End with a Tangled Mess!
Sashiko Thread and How Not to End with a Tangled Mess!

by Susan Fletcher

sashiko thread
Skeins. Really?

Here I am all ready to settle in and stitch miles of sashiko and I realize that every thread I need is going to be a project itself to get off the skein! Argh!

Here is the solve for this frustrating problem:
Kogin Sashiko Stitching
What is hitomezashi sashiko stitching, and How to do it.

by Susan Fletcher

Hitomezashi stitching is a type of sashiko stitching.  Both are made up of small straight stitches and both are used for mending and patching fabrics...hitomezashi sashiko stitching