5 Ways to transfer a Sashiko design onto fabric (3 of 5 Use the fabric's weave)
Using the grid in dyed yarn fabrics to transfer a sashiko design to fabric
The pre-printed on fabric, ready to stitch, sashiko designs are wonderful, but limit you in designs and fabrics. For those of you who want to go further, this is the Third blog entry for five methods you can use get a sashiko design onto a fabric of your choice!
This is the most creative idea I have for how to get a sashiko design onto fabric ready for stitching, and may be more suitable to boro sashiko stitching, but it is pretty fun to try!
Use the grid design in a dyed yarn woven fabric, a ruler, fabric pen or chalk pencil, you can draw out a sashiko design directly onto the fabric. Refer to books on sashiko for geometric designs and inspiration.
Here is another example. I used the the squares as if they were a grid to draw the design and then decided on two stitches inside each square for each diagonal line and three stitches for the straight lines. I'd like to do this one again but with four small + in the four center squares.
Fabrics with small grid patterns work well for simple hitomezashi (single stitch) sashiko designs, and are a no brainer for sashiko boro stitching.
Here is one more example of making use of the warp and weft lines in the fabric.
I can see endless options here. What if I put + on the lines between the X? We'll come back to this piece in later blogs about sashiko and weaving. I'm excited to show you some samples of that done on dyed yarn fabrics!
Happy Creative Stitching Adventures!
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.... but thats just how I like to do it. Other people stitch wonderful pieces with parallel lines evenly spaced. It's a matter of what you enjoy plus what is functional for your project. The right thing to do is to suit yourself!
Here I am all ready to settle in and stitch miles of sashiko and I realize that every thread I need is going to be a project itself to get off the skein! Argh!
Here is the solve for this frustrating problem: