Sashiko stitching can adorn everything from a serious art piece to a whimsical personal gift.
This ancient craft from Japan translates beautifully to modern accessories, so have fun with this simple and fresh use of a Sashiko geometric design within a pillow.
In this workshop, we'll learn the method of Sashiko design and stitching as we sew a throw pillow that will look great in any home. With step-by-step instructions and detailed photographs, I'll walk you through preparing the fabric, creating the Sashiko stitches, and assembling your pillow. And, I'm available to answers any questions you may have as we go along.
Sashiko is a meditative and relaxing--even "Zen"--style of stitching. The artistic intent is to concentrate your attention on the smooth repetition of white stitches defining a design against a dark background. The personal objective to achieving Sashiko satori is to stitch so neatly and regularly that the thread becomes one with the fabric.
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Pepper Cory has made quilting her life's work. She owned a quilt shop, has written seven books, and designs stencils and templates for quilting, and cotton prints for fabric companies. She is the past president of the International Quilt Association and a recipient of the Jewel Pearce Patterson Teachers Scholarship. She continues to teach in the US and internationally. Pepper also blogs about learning to quilt at the Quilt Studio and shares photos and commentary about vintage quilts at Quilt Flap.
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