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Sashiko Stitching

The art of Sashiko Stitching was the topic of our February 2022 programme.  The pictures represent projects completed in the past by our members as well as new projects completed as a result of our February programme.

Sashiko Stitching Programme Powerpoint Presentation – February Blues

Two tutorials to help:

Sashiko Embroidery Technique Tutorial – The Thread Blog

10 Weekend Sashiko Projects – Create Whimsy



Wenda – I had fun adding a little decoration to my favourite apron using the Sashiko style of embroidery.  I like the idea of rough edge patches so I incorporated them into my design.  The weird thing on the pocket is my tag.  It was fun, although my finger tips are missing a couple layers of skin!  Now my apron can go back into service, I was missing it!

Deb – I made two doll bed quilts and a tag in the traditional colours…  The pattern on the left is Uroko, a pattern in the Moyozashi style, which are repetitive shapes made with straight, curved or zigzag lines.  It is also called Seigaiha (Blue Sea Waves) and represents good luck.  The one on the right is called Shippo-Tsunagi (Seven Treasures), a design usually placed inside circles.  It represents endless peace and happiness.  

Deb – While I was doing the bed quilts, I realized that I had used the same technique when doing my earlier quilts, albeit in non-traditional colours.  I believe the patterns I used here are Hitomezashi, or one-stitch Sashiko, which  are made up of horizontal and vertical lines that form bordered shapes.  Curved lines never feature here apparently.  This is the style that was used most often to cover a rip or tear in a garment.  All of this information I gleaned from The Art of Repair by Molly Martin.  Molly was featured in an article in the May/June 2021 issue of Embroidery.  



Marilyn – I downloaded three of the patterns from the tutorial and worked one on denim with variegated thread. Fun to do but rather difficult with denim;  a good practice piece for perhaps the front of a bag.

Fiona – Two kitchen items inspired by our sashiko session – with front and back images. My favourite is the pattern on the tea cosy created by using a paper towel as a guide for the stitching.




Jan – I decided to make a little pouch from my sashiko sample made from a pair of worn out jeans, using perle cotton.    A fun little project, somewhat easier than I had anticipated.

Carol - Blue denim pot holder with Sashiko stitching in white Perle cotton.
Monique's Sashiko
Norah's Sashiko Embroidery Folder (Open)
Norah's Sashiko - Embroidery Tools Folder - (Closed)



Wenda – I have thoroughly enjoyed using the Sashiko embroidery technique.  I started this project with a little over dyeing  and pieced the fabrics together using the running stitch.  What was I going to do with it, I don’t need another pillow, so, it became an embellishment on my jean jacket.