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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

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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

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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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December 08, 2018


Holiday Decorating Hack

Holiday Decorating Hack

How to wrap a bowl with seasonal fabric

furoshiki wrapping bowl wrap

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Tutorial for Sashiko & Weaving: Zenigame

Tutorial for stitching sashiko and weaving design

This blog will show you how to stitch zenigame, a preprinted fabric kit by Olympus. 

This design looks a little complex, but broken down to a step at a time, it is easy enough to do. 

zenigame kuguri sashi Sashiko Hana Fukin

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Tutorial for Sashiko and Weaving: Kurguri Sashi - Asagao

Tutorial for stitching sashiko and weaving design

This blog will show you how to stitch  Asagao, a preprinted fabric kit by Olympus. 

This design looks complex, but broken down to a step at a time, it is easy enough to do. 

sashiko and seaving

Here is how to make it:

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Tutorial for Sashiko and Weaving: Hemp Leaf Design

Tutorial for stitching sashiko and weaving design

This blog will walk you through stitching the hemp leaf design. It is part of part of the Hemp Leaf and Coin design, a preprinted fabric kit by Olympus.

how to stitch hemp leaf and coin sashiko and weaving design

Sashiko and weaving projects use sashiko stitching to create a firm base of stitching through which other threads can be woven to create a textured design. 

Start by...

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Tutorial for Sashiko and Weaving: Hemp Leaf & Coin Design

Tutorial for stitching sashiko and weaving design

This blog will walk you through stitching Hemp Leaf and Coin, a preprinted fabric kit by Olympus.

Hemp leaf and coin design sashiko and weaving blog

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Sashiko Stitching: leave some slack on the back!

If I come back to this again and again when explaining sashiko stitching  it is because it worries me! If you don't leave some slack thread on the back of your sashiko stitching the fabric will pucker, especially...

sashiko stitching sample

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