Where sashiko stitches meet

By Susan Fletcher
How to sashiko stitch

Where sashiko stitches meet. 

Here are a few examples of what to do when sashiko stitches meet or cross each other in traditional sashiko designs.

When vertical and horizontal lines cross the two stitches should be close but be careful not to catch your needle in the close stitch. (I  think the stitch in this photo is a little too close.)

sashiko stitch vetical and horizontal intersection

The angle intersection in the photo below is perfect for the flax leaf design where six lines will intersect and the centre should stay empty.

If your stitches must meet on a curve as in this fishnet design, make them match on each curve the same way. In this case I tried to make one stitch sit between the two stitches above it.

sashiko stitches meeting at curves

When horizontal and vertical stitches meet the eye is more comfortable if the stitch ends at another stitch rather than in the open space.

sasmple of sashiko stitching T intersection

I hope this was helpful. 

Happy Stitching,

Susan

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