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With A Threaded Needle

Indigo blue cloth and sashiko stitching

October 17, 2016

sashiko stitched linen over dyed with indigo

....when manufactured cotton cloth became available, the peasant class continued to use indigo to over dye their sashiko stitched garments and bedding. The indigo strengthened the cloth, and no doubt gave coherence to the pieced and patched garments and household linens....

Sashiko Stitching on Wool Fabrics

October 03, 2016

Sashiko stitched background on wool applique bag

....that if you have a solid color piece of wool and it seems a little too flat, you can add some energy and texture to it by adding some sashiko stitching.