Hi from sunny Nelson. I am teaching at the Mini-Symposium here.
Today was the first day of a two day sashiko class with a lovely friendly, chatty group
of women from various places around NZ.
Sashiko is a traditional Japanese stitch – usually stitched in white or ecru thread on
an indigo background. In this class we are stitching a noshi ribbon. Each ribbon has a
different design stitched in it. This is a close up of another project but it gives you an
idea of what the stitch looks like close up.
The stitch is a running stitch that has to be even. There are a few rules to the stitching: no stitch can touch another stitch, the stitch is slightly larger than the space between, stitch are supposed to be between 4 and 8 stitches to an inch. Once you get your hand and eye in sinc. It is quite relaxing to do – for those who like hand stitching!