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Example of Blackwork, so called because it was usually done using black thread and generally in geometric patterns. So beautiful!

Example of Blackwork, so called because it was usually done using black thread and generally in geometric patterns. So beautiful!

Fabric off the loom. There will some bags in September as well as cushion covers hopefully. Have to give weaving a bit of a break as I saw my specialist a few days ago and she confirmed that I have tendonitis, on top of my usual CTS. I have a new wrist splint that I have been using and it helps a lot, it completely stabilizes my wrist. I tried knitting with it on but i couldnt quite do it, I did however manage to stitch a bit of Sashiko. I am going to try accupuncture before opting for…

The appealing marriage of indigo and white has a long and enduring history in Japanese textiles. Kogin embroidery is a variation of Sashiko and was traditionally worked using this classic colour scheme of white thread on blue cloth. Employing one of the simplest embroidery stitches on even weave fabric, a myriad of patterns can be created by varying the length of running stitches. This chair pad or cushion showcases numerous geometric designs and is neatly finished with a twisted cord…

To increase warmth and to recycle whatever fabrics they possessed, northern farmers’ wives and daughters developed sashiko. Textile fragments were patched together with a running stitch of heavy double cotton thread. The stitching itself helped to strengthen the fabric, multiple layers increased their warmth.Sashiko was produced almost exclusively in homes for the family’s personal use. ... in the twentieth century the style of stitching became more decorative.