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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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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. 

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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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April 19, 2018

Sashiko ›   Thoughts about creativity ›  


Why Sashiko Designs Don’t Bore Your Brain

Sashiko Sayagata Cushion

Why don’t we get tired of the traditional sashiko designs?

What makes them still ‘work’ for us even after looking at them for several years, as I have been doing?

They are, after all, pretty simple looking geometric designs.

Here is why I think our brains remain pleased and interested...

 

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March 01, 2018

Boro ›   history ›   Hitomezashi ›   Kogin ›   sashiko ›  


Sashiko? Kogin? Hitomezashi? Boro? What are we stitching?

Which one are you stitching? 

Sashiko? Kogin? Hitomezashi? Boro? 

What all 4 techniques have in common, and how they differ...

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