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Thread: Sashiko

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    I took a class at the guild meeting last month on Sashiko. It is an ancient Japanese "art" of mending/quilting from what I learned. It was not as easy as one might imagine. The stitches should all be the same size with equal spacing. Also the gal who taught it told us that the traditional way was not using knots as thread was not easily acquired and often reused!! When you change direction you also leave a small loop.

    Here is my first attempt :-) :-) The back shows my novice attempt at no knots and "small loops". I really enjoyed it - I might try it again - Nice thing is you use no hoops!

    Here is a link to a better discription I found on the web.

    http://www.purlbee.com/sashiko-tutorial/


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    It looks great to me. What a lot of work though, I think I'll just stick to machine quilting.LOL

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    ooooooooooooo gorgeous. i watched it done with georia bonesteel. she said each stitch is suppose to resemble rice? it looked to hard for me, but sure is pretty

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    Beautiful.

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    I love Sashiko!! You are doing great!

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    Gorgeous! I've been wanting to try Sashiko. My buddy youme is sending me a sampler to try!

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    I had never heard of shashiko before. That is absolutely fascinatiing! Reading about the history of the technique was really interesting. It's great that techniques like this live on, even though we don't really need them for survival. (And I am so glad I don't have to re-use thread - life is good).

    Renee

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    It's so beautiful. My Japanese DIL has gotten me interested in it as well.

    I bought a "kit" at the Long Beach Show but haven't gotten around to it yet.

    I would have loved to have taken your class. It sounds like there is more to it than I thought initially.

    I'll have to find a website with some more tips. Thanks for posting it and reminding me of yet another project that I want to get to soon.

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    That looks great!

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    That is absolutely gorgeous!

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