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August 02, 2019

Embroidery ›   Zakka stitching for your home ›  


Re-visiting Simple Embroidery + Stitching Kid's Drawings

Re-visiting simple embroidery + stitching kid's drawing

hand stitched embroidered kid's drawing

This summer I have the joy of grandchildren around the house. Aside from just making me happy, their drawings have inspired me to revisit simple embroidery! 

 

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Should it stay or should it go?

I finished photographing and putting the last of 179 dyed yarn cotton fabric listings on my website this past week.... Today I thought I'd show you some of the new fabrics and along with that, here is something I learned in design school, that you may find useful too. 


yarn dyed fabric brick red

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Boro Mending

Hand stitching, no matter how basic, makes an object feel valuable. 

Understanding the roots, learning the techniques, then expanding the borders is how arts and crafts stay alive, thrive and grow...

boro stitching

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A Threaded Needle - What is going on?

What is taking so long? 

I really thought I could have everything resettled and functioning normally by May.  Ha!

But there will be yarn dyed fabrics and sashiko - so much sashiko supplies - in these shelves

 

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Why leave some slack thread in your sashiko stitching?

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.

What to do?

Sashiko Stitching: Leave a loop of thread when you turn a corner

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December 23, 2018

Furoshiki ›   hand sewing ›   How to... ›  


Snowman + Tea Towel + Wine Bottle = This Idea!

There is still time to do this :-)

How to quick whip stitch a kitchen tea towel into a gift wrap for a wine bottle

sashiko thread embroidered tea towel gift wrap

Click here for how to do it

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December 08, 2018

Furoshiki ›   How to... ›   Just for inspiration ›  


Sashiko Stitched Furoshiki Wraps

Japanese furoshiki + sashiko stitching 

Here are four examples, all tied with the easiest furoshiki technique...

sashiko furoshiki wrapping

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December 08, 2018


Holiday Decorating Hack

Holiday Decorating Hack

How to wrap a bowl with seasonal fabric

furoshiki wrapping bowl wrap

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Tutorial for Sashiko & Weaving: Zenigame

Tutorial for stitching sashiko and weaving design

This blog will show you how to stitch zenigame, a preprinted fabric kit by Olympus. 

This design looks a little complex, but broken down to a step at a time, it is easy enough to do. 

zenigame kuguri sashi Sashiko Hana Fukin

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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. 

sashiko and seaving

Here is how to make it:

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