This is the details on how I repaired my work jeans with visible mending using sashiko and boro.
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
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
During the covid pandemic hospitals have been collecting pairs of knitted, sewn and crocheted hearts the same size and colour, of which one is given to the patient and the other sent from the hospital to a patient’s family. Crafters, … Continued
“Thank you for your company on the Sashiko workshops, it made a real difference in these restricted times. Thank you, Nancy, for creating such interesting and well-presented workshops.” Margaret C. What a wonderful time we had learning and stitching together … Continued
Our Festive Table Runner Workshop using sashiko was great fun. It took a long time to mark out the fabric using a grid and templates, but it was worth it! Once the patterns were marked on the fabric it was … Continued