This year I am planning to take our sewing and stitching adventures further. I am searching out more small independant producers for new products to that end.

I always like to have your ideas & comments, and absolutely I want to know if there are ever problems with my website or my products. This is still small and independant owned business( with occassional help) which means I can't keep up with all the places you can send my business messages, texts & calls from, so lets keep it simple and just use one. Thanks for understanding :-)

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Learn how to Sashiko stitch

Learn Sashiko

These 4 free Sashiko Tutorials were written for beginners but are organized so you can quickly find areas you may want to review. I hope you will enjoy sashiko stitching as much as I do!

How to sashiko stitch

Sashiko Blog Posts

Hitome-sashi Sashiko Kit, Honeycomb

How to stitch Honeycomb Hitome-sashi Olympus Sampler

How to stitch the Honeycomb Hitome-sashi cloth

 Another of the beautiful sashiko kit with multiple hitome-sashi designs, This one is called Honeycomb. Like the others, the instructions that come with it are in Japanese and although the diagrams are very good, I've been trying stitch them while writing english directions with photographs to make things easier. 

sashiko Honeycomb cloth

Honeycomb is the second of these designs. The first was Snow Crystals and can also be found in these blogs.



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Hitome-zashi sashiko cloth "Snow Crystals"

How to stitch "Snow Crystals" Olympus Hitome-zashi Sashiko Design Kit

Snow Crystals.

This is how to stitch the Olympus Hitome-zashi Sashiko kit Snow Crystals.

 Olympus Hitome-zashi Sashiko kit called Snow Crystals.

 I've written it to supplement the Japanese language instructions and stitching diagrams that come with the pre-printed fabric. 

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back of sashiko stitching with no knots

How to do sashiko stitching without using knots.

How to do sashiko stitching without using knots. 
Front                                           Back
Sashiko stitching without knots Sashiko stitching without using knots
If you want the back of your stitching to look as close as possible to the front here is a method that looks the same on both sides. It involves taking some tiny stitches under existing stitches. Here is how...

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