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« 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
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« 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!

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« 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

« 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.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010 09:27:44 AM »

Neat! Very pretty!

« 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.
« 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. 

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