Indigo Blog

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Needle Works Cruise 2018 Highlights

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 […]

Moving Forward in 2018

As you may be aware, we made the decision last year to close our retail premises. This caused many of our loyal customers to wonder about […]

Getting Creative With The Lola Girl Sashiko Panel

The Lola Girl sashiko panel is one of my favourite designs. With its interesting take on the traditional Seven Treasures motif, it got me thinking about […]

Keiko Futatsuya Exhibition

We’re so very proud to be hosting an exhibition of Sashiko and Boro work by Keiko Futatsuya. It will be happening at the Indigo Niche stand […]

Shibori – A Local Interpretation.

We recently got in touch with our friend Jane Postle to check out some of her locally-made Shibori. Shibori has never been too far from our […]

Trio of Techniques – A Lovely Mt Tamborine Retreat

After the Perth Craft & Quilt Fair wrapped up, I jotted down some highlights from a wonderful hand-sewing retreat that we hosted in March. We only […]