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Hitome-sashi & Kuguri-sashi Sashiko Samplers

Introduction to Stitching all Hitome-sashi & Kuguri-sashi Sashiko Samplers

Introduction to Stitching all Hitome-sashi & Kuguri-sashi Sashiko Samplers

Reading this before you start one of these ready-to-stitch fabric samplers will answer questions you probably have!  

 

"Drop" Hitome-sashi sashiko sample made into a small cushion

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Hanging by a Thread: A Sewing Metaphor

Hanging by a Thread: A Sewing Metaphor

January 2024, another new year.

Did you start the new year with the feeling you are hanging on by a thread?

I mean, I hope not,

but I need that opening to set up the sewing metaphor I want to write about!

Hanging by a thread

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How to sashiko stitch

Where sashiko stitches meet

Where sashiko stitches meet. 

Here are a few examples of what to do when sashiko stitches meet or cross each other in traditional sashiko designs.

sample sashiko stitches

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