Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 31

Thread: Sashiko

  1. #1
    Super Member eparys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    New England, USA
    Posts
    2,230
    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/


    The Front
    Name:  Attachment-49478.jpe
Views: 59
Size:  59.3 KB

    Close up
    Name:  Attachment-49529.jpe
Views: 63
Size:  88.7 KB

    Back
    Name:  Attachment-49530.jpe
Views: 58
Size:  80.1 KB

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    8,413
    It looks great to me. What a lot of work though, I think I'll just stick to machine quilting.LOL

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Port Angeles, WA
    Posts
    12,753
    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

  4. #4
    Super Member Quilt4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Merrimac, MA
    Posts
    9,035
    Blog Entries
    1
    Beautiful.

  5. #5
    Power Poster Ninnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Athens Ga
    Posts
    11,448
    I love Sashiko!! You are doing great!

  6. #6
    Super Member Chele's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Belle Isle, Florida
    Posts
    6,737
    Gorgeous! I've been wanting to try Sashiko. My buddy youme is sending me a sampler to try!

  7. #7
    Senior Member renee765's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    955
    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

  8. #8
    Super Member Joan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Pine Grove, California
    Posts
    2,846
    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.

  9. #9
    Super Member NorBanaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Eastern PA
    Posts
    2,900
    That looks great!

  10. #10
    Debbie1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Roseburg, Oregon
    Posts
    2,279
    That is absolutely gorgeous!

  11. #11
    Power Poster SulaBug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Somewhere in SANTA Land.
    Posts
    10,124
    Blog Entries
    1
    Wonderful!! :D You have done a
    terrific job on your project. I just
    watched a program on TV, demon-
    strating how to do this. It looks like
    fun to do. Thank you for sharing.
    :D :D :D :D

  12. #12
    Super Member eparys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    New England, USA
    Posts
    2,230
    Thanks all for the kind replies.

    It was really not too bad once I got the hang of it. Matter of fact - I actually did a lot of it in the car going to Maine last week. Also - since there are no knots - :oops: :oops: it was easy to undo uneven stitches (there were actually many that were redone). The other thing is that you do it without a hoop - The gal that did the class said that when you do it correctly you actually hold the needle still and move the fabric. I eventually got to understand why - The straight lines were straighter and it was easier to judge the stitch length!

    Quote Originally Posted by Joan
    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.
    Joan - You should start it - It was really not too bad and kind of neat being so different. The only thing that I found in the pre-printed pattern I used was that it was not the same length horizontally and vertically and at the beginning I tried to "squeeze" in the same number of stitches each direction. Also I finally decided that the "centers" of the motif needed to have the same length stitches. I would be tempted to purchase a book and try another design not pre-printed.

    Best of luck - when you are done I hope you will post it


  13. #13
    BlueChicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Gone
    Posts
    2,411
    Wow... that looks stunning! I love the pattern.

  14. #14
    Super Member eparys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    New England, USA
    Posts
    2,230
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Wow... that looks stunning! I love the pattern.
    Thanks - I too really liked the pattern - very geometric!

  15. #15
    Super Member Marcia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    5,559
    wow---that is really wonderful!!

  16. #16
    Super Member SharonC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    1,551
    Love your work. I love it when old traditions are passed on and people keep these alive for our kids, and kids, kids :)
    You did a great job on this.

  17. #17
    Senior Member hulahoop1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Boise, ID
    Posts
    429
    Blog Entries
    1
    I took a class, too. Here's my effort....
    Attached Images Attached Images

  18. #18

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    672
    Wow! Beautiful, hulahoop!!
    Yup Chele, I got you some WILD colored threads for you! And two samplers!!

  19. #19
    Super Member Darlene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    1,903
    That is so beautiful and yet simple. Do you use quilting thread or something heavier?

  20. #20
    Super Member quilter1962's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Nottingham, UK
    Posts
    1,301
    Quote Originally Posted by eparys
    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/
    Ooh love that sampler block. I tried my hand at a little block when I first started quilting we were informed that each stitch should be the size of a grain of rice & equal on the right & wrong side of the fabric !!!!
    I bought 2 of the blocks you have done at the quilt show I went to in August, the completed ones that were on display by the vendor were given a 3inch rust coloured border. I have to say they looked stunning.

    I may keep these for when I retire in 20yrs time LOL.

    Tisha

  21. #21
    Super Member Joan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Pine Grove, California
    Posts
    2,846
    Hulahoop, your sampler is beautiful!

    Thanks Eparys for the link to the tutorial. It looks most helpful for a
    beginner like me!


  22. #22
    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    In the middle of a mess...
    Posts
    19,993
    That's beautiful!
    There's no way I could do that!

  23. #23
    Super Member eparys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    New England, USA
    Posts
    2,230
    Quote Originally Posted by hulahoop1
    I took a class, too. Here's my effort....
    OH hulahoop that is absolutely stunning - What a beautiful piece of work!! How big are the blocks?

  24. #24
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    That is so pretty!!! Good Job!!! :D :D :D

  25. #25
    Senior Member hulahoop1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Boise, ID
    Posts
    429
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by eparys
    Quote Originally Posted by hulahoop1
    I took a class, too. Here's my effort....
    OH hulahoop that is absolutely stunning - What a beautiful piece of work!! How big are the blocks?
    The finished blocks are 9 inches square. It was fun to do, but hard on the fingers!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.