Friday, February 15, 2013

Sashiko Challange

I took the challenge from my group at  to make a needle book with Sashiko stitching on it.  

This was a fun exercise just to get the juices flowing. I first drew a series of lines in white charcoal pencil on the dark blue fabric,this was supposed to be indigo dyed cotton but the dark blue homespun was all I had. I then stitched the lines in a running stitch in a heavy white thread trying to remember the rules for Sashiko and also trying to keep my stitches even. 
I then made a little flower in the Japanese Kanzashi style with my new Flower Maker from Clover and a pretty button and some beads.
 This is the back of the needlbookI think it turned out ok.


  1. Your needle book looks great, the flower gives it a very oriental look

    Chers Pauline