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January 29, 2021
sashiko embroidery using perle 5 thread

When to use Eleganza Perle Cottons for Sashiko Stitching

Standard sashiko thread has always been my go-to for sashiko and boro projects, but recently I thought I’d see how Eleganza perle cotton threads would work […]
January 25, 2021

Stitching a Dragonfly Sashiko Panel

With so many gorgeous colours of sashiko thread to choose from, you can really let your creativity shine through any sashiko project. Today we’re looking at […]
December 4, 2020

How to transfer sashiko patterns onto fabric

  Here is a simple method for transferring a sashiko pattern onto a piece of fabric for easy stitching. Anywhere you can get a lovely line […]
November 25, 2020

How To Handle Sashiko Thread

Here are some tips on how to open and manage a new skein of sashiko thread. Keep your sashiko thread free of tangles and easy to […]
August 26, 2020

Some Ideas For Sashiko Projects

   
August 12, 2019

What Are Sashiko Needles?

One of the most important components of sashiko stitching is the needle, and it should come as no surprise that there are needles manufactured specifically for […]
October 5, 2018
sashiko tablecloth

Making A Lovely Sashiko Table Cloth

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, […]
August 30, 2018
boro japanese textile

Boro Stitching – An Introduction

What is Boro Stitching? The raw simplicity and functional beauty of the boro artform is something that I’ve adored for some time. I get a lot […]
June 26, 2018

Sashiko — Origins and Designs

Sashiko — An Appreciation I have been fascinated by the beautiful art-form of Sashiko for more than two decades, conducting workshops and featuring its embroidery patterns […]