Friday, 3 March 2017

Some more sashiko

I wanted a break from my Mellerstain Parrots, so, instead of choosing one of the WIPs from my list, or one of the kits from my list, I dug in my drawer and found something else completely!

I bought this little Sashiko panel at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate back in November.  Having finished it by the start of March must be some kind of record for me!  I bought it from the Japan Crafts stall, you can buy it here.  As I had Sashiko thread and needles at home, I just bought the panel.  I think mum bought a kit of one of the other designs, I'm sure I'll come across it when I get round to sorting out more of her stash.  

Anyway, it only took a few evenings.


I took a photo before I began of the pre-printed fabric, but it disappeared from my phone.  As the lines were marked in white, I had to be careful to cover them completely, but I still found stitching it very leisurely using the technique of loading my needle with several stitches before pulling through.


My stitches are far from perfect, but I'm happy with it.  Now just to decide what to do with it - probably a cushion.

21 comments:

Kerryp77 said...

Oh that's lovely. Very you!

Pamela said...

Very nice! I like those preprinted panels and agree they are good for some leisurely stitching. I made one into a bag and several into table runners. Maybe I'll try a cushion next time.

FlashinScissors said...

Very neatly stitched Wendy! And another finish, Wow!
Sweet!
Barbara x

Oops-Lah said...

I was just thinking that your stitches are perfectly sized and spaced and then I read that you think they aren't perfect ;)! I think you are too hard on yourself. Anyway, it looks lovely and I'm glad you enjoyed the stitching part!

Ellie Foster said...

It's lovely and has a bit of a retro 1970s feeling to me (Crystal tipps and Alistair spring to mind). It will make a brilliant cushion centrepiece.
Best wishes
Ellie

Christine B. said...

Love this little Sashiko panel... I am always drawn to Sashiko designs but it is something I haven't tried..... yet!! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

Cath said...

This is so cute and the stitching looks great :-)

Gina said...

THis is lovely. Thank you for posting the link. I have a hexagon wallhanging made with a mix of asian prints and plain blues just crying out for sashiko quilting. xxx

Bethany said...

I like that! I wish we had shows like that around here where you could buy little kits. We only seem to have craft fairs where you can buy ready-made things (where's the fun in that?)

D1-D2 said...

It looks very cute Wendy

Rachel said...

It's charming - and a good change from the other piece!

Fiona said...

It's lovely..... I do love Sashiko designs though I haven't tried it.... I guess my boro stuff is loosely like it but not with a pretty picture.... It will look lovely on a cushion
Hugz

Createology said...

Love your Sashiko Bunny. I really enjoy Sashiko. It is simple to pick up and drop when interruptions happen. Marvelous March to you...

margaret said...

this is lovely it would make a very nice mini wall hanging too. There were a lot of sashiko quilts at the quit show in Harrogate last week

Celtic Thistle said...

This is lovely Wendy, it will make a really great cushion.

underatopazsky said...

Sashiko is a great technique and I just love that stall!

Chris of UK City Crafter said...

You've done a great job on that panel, love the fact that it's a fusion of japanese and folk art in design.

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's so sweet! I think you've done a beautiful job. I love it! :D

Allie-oops Designs said...

That is adorable - and so perfectly "you"!!!

Jane Galley said...

very effective, should make a lovely cushion

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Awwwww cute bunny!! It will look great on a cushion.. xx