Friday, October 7, 2016

Sashiko Workshop

The guild finished up their year long study of Japanese Textiles with a meeting workshop on Sashiko embroidery.The quilt shown above was made by Karen S.  The two purses were made by Mary N. 

Nisha K. shared this lovely placemat she made several years ago using the Sashiko stitching embellishment.

There was a good turn out of interested members.  Karen showed a couple of videos and shared some tips about the right and wrong ways to turn corners, etc. in Sashiko Stitching.  Everyone was given some practice cloth and thread to get started.

Kits had been purchased for participants with traditional Japanese designs, the correct embroidery thread and  Sashiko style needles.  Once people felt comfortable with the technique, they started in earnest on their kit fabric.

As you can see from this photo, everyone is totally engrossed in their stitching.  Plus, we will have many more hours of fun completing our projects.  Everyone is invited to come to the November meeting a bit early, to share their progress.

Thank you Karen and Mary for this introduction to Sashiko.