A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Joining an Organized Swap? Please review the rules and info on a regular basis.
Total Members: 298,104
Currently Running With Scissors:
734 Guests and 30 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: First attempt at sashiko  (Read 1013 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
penguinade
« on: January 09, 2010 07:10:11 PM »

I'm planning a big sashiko project later in the year, so I figured I'd do some practice on a belated holiday card for my friend.




Since this was my first try, I just used some embroidery thread I had hanging around (rather than true sashiko cotton), so there are a few bits that are twisted more than I'd like.  I also made the idiot move of working right to the edges and not leaving any seam allowance, so it was a little tricky getting it into the "frame" of the card.  

The fabric is just plain cotton leftover from another project, and I used a chalk pencil to sketch out the design.  I pressed the fabric after washing out the pencil, and it flattened the stitches out a little bit, which I'm not too happy about Undecided  Any tips? Huh  For the full size project, it won't really matter as much but for this card it's a little on the annoying side.  Start to finish (design, marking, stitching, framing) took about 2 hours.
Next step? Queen sized sashiko embellished quilt . . .  Shocked
« Last Edit: January 09, 2010 07:17:33 PM by penguinade » THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://penguinade.tumblr.com/
Saving the world, one dancing penguin at a time
lisalady161
Domestic Goddess & Closet Anarchist
Offline Offline

Posts: 1190
Joined: 15-Sep-2008

...it's beautiful, and so are you...


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010 07:12:11 PM »

It's gorgeous.  Sashiko is on my 'things to try' list after Temari.  Can't wait to see your quilt!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

'First your pants, then your shoes' - Gary Larson, The Far Side
amalgam
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010 10:49:14 PM »

I like it. I want to try my hand at sashiko someday too. Can't wait to see that queen sized quilt. Talk about ambition! Shocked
THIS ROCKS   Logged

danielle_g
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010 05:14:28 AM »

Gorgeous! Also on my "to do" list.

When I press my embroidery, I use a reasonably hot iron (depending on materials) and lay a fluffy towel on the ironing board. I find I need fewer passes with the iron and the fluffy towel prevents the stitches from being flattened into the board.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 30475
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010 09:27:44 AM »

Neat! Very pretty!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Blog!
My pinterest
Proud member of SEEN: the Society of Ernestly Embroidering Nerds
Greenseeds
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010 07:36:28 AM »

I must have missed this earlier. This is beautiful. I'm not familar w/sashiko but its gorgeous.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
SisterTwisty
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010 07:50:55 AM »

This is lush - and very inspiring!  We've got a great sashiko exhibition in York (UK) at the moment, (http://www.yorkartgallery.org.uk/Page/ViewSpecialExhibition.aspx?CollectionId=37) and it's such beautiful work!  Keep up the gorgeous stitches. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I blog about crafty things at http://sistertwisty.blogspot.com/

I used to be Chuggypig
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Color Grey Hair and Make it Shine
Learn Different Ways to Style Short Hair
Learn how to Style Short Hair - Audrey Hepburn Crop
Learn how to Style Short Hair - Evening Hair
Learn how to Style Short Hair - Formal Updo
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things
Meatless Monday: Pea, Potato, Leek, Mint Soup

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.