Friday, 23 July 2010

Sashiko Online Tutorial - Finished

After a couple of days off I finished my sashiko dragonfly at the beginning of this evening's Friday Night Sew-In and so here is a picture of it.  I stitched the dragonfly following Susan's instructions and then added the beads.  I decided against variegated thread for the dragonfly (although I did buy some) and used the short bugle beads.  There are loads of 'mistakes' but I am pleased with my "dragonfly over diamond waves" and would like to thank Susan Fletcher at Sashiko Stitchers for this great tutorial and to all of you for stitching along with me, it's been fun.
When you have finished your own dragonfly please comment with a link to a photo of it on your blog or email me a photo, I'd love to see a weyr of dragonflies.  You will have read in Susan's final newsletter on this tutorial that she is planning a new sashiko tutorial in the autumn.  I'm going to save my piece in the hope of creating a sashiko "sampler", what will you do with yours?
Please take a look at Susan Briscoe's comments on my previous post, she has given us lots of additional tips, particularly for getting the meeting points correct, thank you Susan.  Susan's own work is superb, have a look at her website and her blog, Sashiko and other Stitching.

1 comment:

  1. Your Sashiko is really beautiful. I have done a lot of it over the years. It is so relaxing to do. I should get back into it. I have this almost done quilt where I used a sashiko-ish overall quilting pattern. Hm...I just just finish that thing!!! Thanks for the inspiration. Would love to comment more on the beautiful blogs out there, like your blog, but so busy with work and kids I rarely have 2 seconds just to do a post. Best wishes.


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