I took the challenge from my group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stitchmap/ 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.
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