Tutorial for Sashiko and Weaving: Kurguri Sashi - Asagao
Tutorial for stitching sashiko and weaving design
This blog will show you how to stitch Asagao, a preprinted fabric kit by Olympus.
This design looks complex, but broken down to a step at a time, it is easy enough to do.
Start this design by simply stitching the diagonal marks in one direction.
Weave the thread under the X's and push your needle back through the fabric at the next dot.
Bring your needle back to the front very close to where you put it through to the back.
Here is what the back looks like:
Continue until all the rows are stitched.
Still using the eye end of your needle, weave the line passing under the X's.
The threads are loose at this stage, and they should be, so resist the urge to want to make them all snug. It will tighten up as more lines are woven.
Here are samples of the design stitched in two colors and three colors. the blue and yellow one has been finished and washed, so the threads are even and snug.