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  • I have just completed a sashiko table cloth for my balcony table… and I absolutely love the result. One of my favourite sashiko motifs is Shippo-tsunagi, or Seven Treasures. I’ve used it in a number of my designs in a variety of different ways. My table cloth uses a variation on the above design. I […]

  • boro japanese textile

    The raw simplicity and functional beauty of the boro artform is something that I’ve adored for some time. I get a lot of questions about its origins, practice, and what constitutes authenticity, so hopefully this will answer some of them. What is Boro? Boro is essentially the practice of using a simple running stitch (a […]

  • Sashiko — An Appreciation I have been fascinated by the beautiful art-form of Sashiko for more than two decades, conducting workshops and featuring its motifs in a wide variety of my projects, from quilts to noren panels to tote bags.   Sadly it’s all too easy in the West to be unaware of the rich […]

  • Lola Girl Sashiko table runner

    I had an absolutely amazing time tutoring on the 2018 Needle Works cruise. The whole experience perfectly combined holiday relaxation and creative abundance. It was wonderful to be able to look up from our work to see the stunning blue ocean or gorgeous beaches. We set sail from Sydney on the 21st of April for […]

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