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Using Niche Rulers For Sashiko & Quilt Blocks

I demonstrate how to use acrylic Niche Rulers to cut perfect blocks in multiple sizes for patchwork and sashiko, and how to use them in conjunction with sashiko […]

Introducing Sashiko Templates

A demonstration of acrylic sashiko templates: how to create beautiful traditional Japanese patterns, get the perfect stitch length, and make ideal sashiko projects. I love to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Some Ideas For Sashiko Projects

   

Brisbane Sashiko & Boro Workshop Announced

Join Sue Howie in Brisbane this May for a day of sashiko and boro. In this full day event you’ll learn the basics of sashiko stitching […]

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 […]

Boro Wovens Now In Store

As detailed in an earlier blog post, Boro Stitching is the Japanese folk-art of reinforcing items of clothing or bedding with spare or would-be-discarded scraps of […]