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« on: March 29, 2008 05:47:50 PM »

old jeans + ultimate sashiko sourcebook + a little crafster ingenuity = the coolest placemats ever. 

   

The "jujitsu embroidery" comes from a friend.  She'd seen the book one day and asked about it, but the next time she came over she couldn't remember what it was called.  That's the name she came up with, and really, that's just so much more fun to say than sashiko. 


Now for a couple of close-ups, cause I'm just so damned proud:



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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008 06:00:21 PM »

I have that book in my store right now and I've been thinking of buying it but I didn't really know what to make with the designs. These are so stylish and awesome, I might have to get the book if not just to make placemats and coasters! These are great, good job and wonderful idea Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008 07:21:07 PM »

Freakin' amazing! You should be proud...those are the coolest placemats I've ever seen. How long did they take you to complete?
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008 07:37:47 PM »

these are beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008 06:20:15 AM »

How long did they take you to complete?

Let's go with about 1 TV show per patchwork piece for the embroidery.  Then another evening to assemble everything.  I can't stand having empty hands when watching TV, it just seems wrong.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008 09:49:16 AM »

These are beautiful! I always keep my jeans when they start to wear out, but I never know what to do with them. This is such an original idea! Great work Smiley

Was it difficult to embroider the jeans material? It seems like it might be kinda hard to work with.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008 04:41:08 PM »

Was it difficult to embroider the jeans material? It seems like it might be kinda hard to work with.

Yeah, jeans aren't the easiest to embroider.  I used a quilter's between needle, rather than an embroidery needle, and a good thimble.  Sashiko stitches are supposed to be really tiny.  Mine are about twice the traditional size, because of the denim material. 

All in all though, it wasn't too bad. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008 09:31:49 AM »

Really nice stitching! Those are beautiful. I love the designs.
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2008 03:54:35 PM »

these are totally stunning, I love!
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2008 04:33:22 PM »

They are awesome and I really love them!!!
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