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Which Sashiko Needle Should I use?

How do you choose a Sashiko Needle?  You already know what I'm going to say!

It depends.

It depends on your fabric, on your thread, and on your hands :-) 

Here is a photograph of the nine types I carry at A Threaded Needle.  I'll show you each in detail as we go through this blog entry...

Sashiko Needles, 9 Types

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September 08, 2019


I'm a Vendor and it is a Beautiful Show! You Should Come.

I'm a Vendor and it is a Beautiful Show! You Should Come!   Sashiko, Boro, embroidery, Dyed Yarn Japanese cotton fabrics, and a lot of fun notions... if there is something you know you want me to bring for you, email me before September 22.  
A Threaded Needle is a Knit City Vendor Oct 5 & 6

PNE Forum, Merchant Vendors October 5 & 6 

 

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Which sashiko thread should I use?

How do you know which sashiko thread to choose for your sashiko stitching?
In this blog we are looking at the 5 white sashiko threads I have available at A Threaded Needle. Here is what they have in common, how they differ, and some recommendation about pairing them with sashiko needles and with stitching fabrics.
     Their main difference is the.....
Sashiko Threads
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August 02, 2019

Embroidery ›   Zakka stitching for your home ›  


Re-visiting Simple Embroidery + Stitching Kid's Drawings

Re-visiting simple embroidery + stitching kid's drawing

hand stitched embroidered kid's drawing

This summer I have the joy of grandchildren around the house. Aside from just making me happy, their drawings have inspired me to revisit simple embroidery! 

 

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Should it stay or should it go?

I finished photographing and putting the last of 179 dyed yarn cotton fabric listings on my website this past week.... Today I thought I'd show you some of the new fabrics and along with that, here is something I learned in design school, that you may find useful too. 


yarn dyed fabric brick red

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Boro Mending

Hand stitching, no matter how basic, makes an object feel valuable. 

Understanding the roots, learning the techniques, then expanding the borders is how arts and crafts stay alive, thrive and grow...

boro stitching

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A Threaded Needle - What is going on?

What is taking so long? 

I really thought I could have everything resettled and functioning normally by May.  Ha!

But there will be yarn dyed fabrics and sashiko - so much sashiko supplies - in these shelves

 

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Why leave some slack thread in your sashiko stitching?

Why leave some slack thread in your sashiko stitching?

You are putting a lot of thick sashiko thread between the warp and weft threads of the fabric as you stitch. This is going to make the fabric bunch up as the stitching gets more dense. It has too, the width of that thread is forcing the threads of the fabric to push up against each other closer and closer as your stitching progresses.

What to do?

Sashiko Stitching: Leave a loop of thread when you turn a corner

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December 23, 2018

Furoshiki ›   hand sewing ›   How to... ›  


Snowman + Tea Towel + Wine Bottle = This Idea!

There is still time to do this :-)

How to quick whip stitch a kitchen tea towel into a gift wrap for a wine bottle

sashiko thread embroidered tea towel gift wrap

Click here for how to do it

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December 08, 2018

Furoshiki ›   How to... ›   Just for inspiration ›  


Sashiko Stitched Furoshiki Wraps

Japanese furoshiki + sashiko stitching 

Here are four examples, all tied with the easiest furoshiki technique...

sashiko furoshiki wrapping

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