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November 18, 2020
Making a Sashiko Handkerchief – iine kits from Olympus – いいね from The Ardent Thread

いいね (iine) = Nice! And it is a nice little project. Make it in a weekend.

While one may argue that these kits aren’t really sashiko, they are definitely a happy diversion from everything else going on these days. So yes, I’m in. Here’s what you need to know about the kits so you can make one yourself.

When you open the package you’ll find a long piece of white cotton cloth with a pre-printed design in a 6″ square. Dotted lines show where you’ll stitch, and ...

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November 12, 2020
Sashiko Rainbow Waves from The Ardent Thread

My approach to stitching the traditional Seigaiha Wave design with variegated sashiko thread

There are many variations of Seigaiha – the ubiquitous Japanese wave design that consists of overlapping arches. Turn it upside down and you have fish or dragon scales. Add an extra line or two and you have rainbows. It’s pretty versatile and adaptable. Don’t have printed ...

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