Sashiko Stitch with The Stitch Witch

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Sashiko Stitch with The Stitch Witch

Lynette shares with us some history of this tradtional stitch, which she just loves and shows us how. This is part of our Throwback Thursday programme where we revisit films from our archive.

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Sashiko stitching is a very traditional stitch and is a form of Japanese quilting;  traditional made with Indigo (dark blue) fabric and white Sashiko thread, which is approx the same thickness as a Perle 8 non-standed thread.

Modern quilters have chosen to use other colours, and Lynette shows us a series of projects that will inspire, as well as showing you how to create the stitch;  essentially a very simple running stitch, but as always, a few helpful tips will make the design look better.

The designs and motifs were traditionally used on kimonos, banners in battle and as a decorative way of repairing clothing.

Lynette now has a rull range of colours of perle 8 thread in stock and if you are interested you can get in touch at :

If you have been inspired by this workshop,and want to get sewing straight away,  we have a couple of kits available from Lynette in the shop: Needle & Scissor Case and Sashiko Box

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