I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’ve been interested in sashiko embroidery lately.
One reason is that we got these amazing stencils in stock. I couldn’t wait to give them a go.
I bought some black linen and used my favorite Clover chacopel pencil to trace the design.
Sashiko is a really simple form of embroidery. It’s basically just a running stitch, and you don’t even need to use an embroidery hoop. If you need more instruction than that, Purl Bee has a great tutorial, but it pretty much is that simple.
I made this pillow, but I think you could use this on a garment to good effect too. Maybe a yoke or a sleeve? Here’s a blouse by Mina Perhonen with a sashiko design (we have a stencil for this type of pattern too).
Colette didn’t immediately run away from it, like she does most things she doesn’t recognize, so I think it may live on my bed with her for a while.
If you’re interested in trying it, take a look at our sashiko starter kits. They come with three of these beautiful stencils, thread, sashiko thimble, and sashiko needles, so you can apply the designs to any type of fabric you want.
Does anyone else do Sashiko?