Learning some sashiko stitching

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For a while I have been keen to learn some sashiko stitching. Sashiko, which means “little stab” is a traditional technique from Northern Japan. Intricate patterns are made, using just running stitches.

Traditionally white thread is used on blue fabric. I am enjoying using plant dyed fabrics and threads, and an assortment of colours. I don’t usually work in this measured and controlled way, but am loving the patterns.