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New Sashiko Patches & Kokka Fabrics

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....

Sashiko Patch KitKokka Fabrics

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5 Ways to transfer a Sashiko design onto fabric (5 of 5 featherweight interfacing method)

How to transfer your sashiko design onto your fabric ready for stitching using fusible featherweight interfacing

transferring sashiko onto fabric
After near fifteen years of sashiko stitching, this is still my preferred method for getting a design onto fabric ready to be stitched.  I like it best for several reasons. First...


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5 Ways to transfer a Sashiko design onto fabric (4 of 5 use stencils)

How to use a stencil to transfer a sashiko design onto fabric.

transfering a design with a stencil

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...

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5 Ways to transfer a Sashiko design onto fabric (3 of 5 Use the fabric's weave)

How to use dyed yarn fabrics to transfer sashiko designs.

This is the most creative idea I have for how to get a sashiko design onto fabric ready for stitching.  

Sashiko design on dyed yarn fabric
Using the grid design in the dyed yarn woven fabric, a ruler, fabric pen or chalk pencil,  you can ....
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5 Ways to transfer a Sashiko design onto fabric (2 of 5 Transfer paper)

Use Sewing transfer paper to transfer a sashiko design

transferring sashiko design with sewing transfer paper

Sewing transfer paper (also called dressmaker carbon) is coated with a waxy substance. To use it, you..

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5 Ways to transfer a Sashiko design to fabric (1 of 5 use graphing fabric)

How to use dotted graphing fabric for drawing Sashiko designs

sashiko designing

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...

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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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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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