This is the details on how I repaired my work jeans with visible mending using sashiko and boro.
Last week I was helping my parents with sorting and packing ready for moving as they have collected a large amount over the years. This includes everyday items, a vast book collection, my dad’s rock collection collected over 70+ years, … Continued
We have been very lucky to find such a variety of fruit growing in our new garden. I love natural dyeing, but even though some fruits stain your hands the colour is fugitive and will fade, so they’re best for … Continued
Every day our new garden looks different. The recent warm weather and rain has made the vegitation lush and green. Seeing what plants are growing and flowers are appearing is a delight. Having lacked a bit of love and care … Continued
Having recently moved, we now have a beautiful, large garden, which is in need of a little love and attention. We have already been surprised and delighted to see different plants coming back to life after the chilly spring and … Continued
The literal translation of Sashiko is ‘little stabs’, but it is so much more than that. It is a beautiful way to hand sew or embroider using a simple running stitch to create striking designs. Originating in Japan, it was … Continued
I have so enjoyed developing ideas for the Sashiko hearts and the calmness the stitching brings to my restless mind helps my wellbeing. Today I had a chat (via social media of course!) with a lovely lady at the Florence … Continued