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 designs and some new fabrics that will work well used with them.
This kit is an excellent sashiko sampler. There are 6 sashiko designs printed on momen cotton, each 6" x 8", plus a quarter meter of wagara fabric. Use the fabrics for mending patches or sew them into another project. The kit also includes 100 meters of sashiko thread, a pack of sashiko needles, and a leather sashiko thimble. What it doesn't contain is much in the way of instructions, but you can find those in my other blogs here, and in many places online if you are new to sashiko stitching.
You can also buy the packages of 6 - 6"x 8" Sashiko Patches by themselves.
They come in several colours, all of which will be suitable for mending, or be useful in making other projects.
I am so excited about the texture of the fabric of these Sashiko Patches, and I've brought in some Kokka fabrics with similar textures to go with them. I took this photo with my blue jeaned leg thrown in just so you could see how well they go with blue jean denim. It's not that easy to balance while taking a photo with one leg thrown across a light table, it turns out! :-D
Here is a shot of the denim blue pre-printed sashiko patch so you can see it against blue jean fabric as well. Yup, same leg.
Talk to you again soon,
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Just for fun I thought I'd share this photo story of making boro slippers with my sister...
My Boro Stitching & Thought for Other Stitchers
.... 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: