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I wrote about how and why traditional sashiko doesn't get boring in an earlier blog, but I keep thinking about the use of sashiko stitching for images and wondering if it would also have lasting appeal?
It is faster to stitch than the embroidery outline stitch, but will it 'read' with the spaces between the stitches, or will it feel jumpy?
Here are some stitched images. See what you think.
Boxwood shrub in pot
Crane in flight, full moon
Kissing Fish (there is a pattern for this in our download section on the website)
Iris flowers Olympus sashiko kit
Japanese hair ornaments Olympus sashiko kit
Abstract flower in two colors on two fabrics. I was pleased with this effect and will try to expand on it in the future.
I do love to muck about with techniques and materials. I just try things for the satisfaction of trying things and seeing what happens. I hope you do too. It's a private little mini adventure every time, and if it works out you get bragging rights! (If not, who will ever know if you don't tell? :-D)