This is how to stitch the Olympus Hitome-zashi Sashiko kit Snow Crystals.
I've written it to supplement the Japanese language instructions and stitching diagrams that come with the pre-printed fabric.
I've been writing about Kuguri Sashiko recently, and if you have been feeling interested in trying it, here is a simple first project to learn how.
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Basic technique for Kuguri-sashi explained
Kuguri-sashi is one-stitch sashiko stitching and a needle weaving technique combined in a two step process to create beautiful textured cloth...
Why leave some slack thread in your sashiko stitching?
You are putting a lot of thick sashiko thread between the warp and weft threads of the fabric as you stitch. This is going to make the fabric bunch up as the stitching gets more dense. It has too, the width of that thread is forcing the threads of the fabric to push up against each other closer and closer as your stitching progresses.