Tuesday, August 8, 2017



My first panel of Sashiko is finished.  It is funny how it uses techniques you were taught not to do in embroidery:  it uses a very long thread (none of this hand to elbow length), a very large long needle, and you bunch the stitches up onto the needle before pulling through.
This pattern emerges from a simple running stitch on the grid, it forms because some rows are repeated, started at the same edge point, or alternated, starting at the first point in.  So simple, yet effective.

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The Italian Boyfriend

He now has a beard, eyebrows and hair.  Although he is in need of a haircut.