Boro: A Journey in Sisterly Slipper Making!
Just for fun I thought I'd share this photo story of making boro slippers with my sister...
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!
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:
So just stitch.
Don't be defeated just because you can't go to a sewing store for supplies. You have all sorts of good things to stitch in your house! And don't be shy to try any crazy idea you have. You're in self isolation, when will there ever be a better time to find out what you can really do with a threaded needle?
2020! I wish you all a year of happy stitching and sewing adventures!
This is just a quick little blog to show you some new pre-printed ready to stitch sashiko fabric designs, and some new fabrics that will work well used with them....
How to transfer your sashiko design onto your fabric ready for stitching using fusible featherweight interfacing
How to use a stencil to transfer a sashiko design onto fabric.
This is one of 5 blogs entries showing methods for transferring sashiko designs onto your fabric.
I think of all the methods, using sashiko Stencils is...
This is the most creative idea I have for how to get a sashiko design onto fabric ready for stitching.
Use Sewing transfer paper to transfer a sashiko design
Sewing transfer paper (also called dressmaker carbon) is coated with a waxy substance. To use it, you..
How to use dotted graphing fabric for drawing Sashiko designs
This fabric is marked with tiny dots to make a grid on which you can draw your geometric sashiko design. Use a ruler and chalk fabric pencil...