February 7, 2012

Sashiko and embroidery galore!

OK, so while the plans for the next month are super ambitious there has been *some* activity over the past few weeks.

Exhibit 1: The I-can’t-make-it-to-class-but-I’ll-try-anyway Kindle Case.

While Gather Here is undoubtedly a heavenly place, unfortunately heaven only has space for about 4 people at a time for evening classes. People are literally signing up in the middle of the night when they come up, so sadly I wasn’t able to make the Sashiko embroidery class. But it looked SO COOL! So I thought I’d just give it a bash by myself, by free-copying off the little picture on the course ad on the website. What could go wrong?

OK. Well. It doesn’t quite look like it’s meant to. See any symmetrical flowers in there? No, me neither. But it was still really quite pleasing, I must say. And my wee Kindle is now all cosy and nestled up and ready for some hot touch-screen page-turning action.

Exhibit 2: the first of my stash covers is finished! I only had enough elastic to finish one, but I’m pretty pleased with it – this is the Plain Fabric basket (if that isn’t, er, apparent…..). All the rest are embroidered now, so just a quick trip to the shops to get some more elastic and we shall be done. So I can set fire to my house again without fear for my fabrics. Phew!

2 thoughts on “Sashiko and embroidery galore!

  1. kitty0313 says:

    These are both fabulous! Congratulations – I especially love the more relaxed version of your sashiko stitching (compared with the white sample) !

  2. gMarie says:

    How did I miss this post? I love that sashiko! yours is beautiful. Love it!! g

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