Thoughts on Broken Needle Day
Look back through what you remember of your history and culture and remember all the needle sewn cloth made, needed, and used. Today is a chance to pause and give respect to the importance of this little tool!
Which one are you stitching?
Sashiko? Kogin? Hitomezashi? Boro?
What all 4 techniques have in common, and how they differ...
....when manufactured cotton cloth became available, the peasant class continued to use indigo to over dye their sashiko stitched garments and bedding. The indigo strengthened the cloth, and no doubt gave coherence to the pieced and patched garments and household linens....