Aug 4, 2010
My favorite pair of jeans had been stashed away for nearly a year due to an indecent tear on the backside. Several weeks ago, I finally felt inspired to mend the tear when I came across an image on sashiko stitching. Sashiko is a Japanese technique of mending clothing using the running stitch. It is usually identified by cream colored stitching on indigo colored fabrics. Sri Threads has an amazing collection of sashiko pieces here.
I absolutely love all the geometric patterns!
You can tell sashiko has been on my mind lately, as seen in my most recent art piece, sunset. I'm also thinking that I'll use sashiko stiching in the border of my latest quilt project. But, maybe a pillow is more realistic? I do love the example below.
[image sources: This and That From Japan, Tiny Happy, and Fancy Tiger]
I am currently reading The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook as a how-to guide, and The Purl Bee, as usual, has a wonderful tutorial.