Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sashiko Panel

I have been working on a sashiko panel.



I had a plan to do a sampler of sorts, just covering the whole piece with blocks of stitches. I like what I have so far, but doing the whole thing that way doesn’t feel right.  I think  if I continue with this plan the finished piece will feel choppy and disjointed.  




So my new plan is to finish the column of different stitches down one side and then do something bigger over the rest of it. I love the sashiko landscapes, but I also really think that animal symbolism is beautiful.  It is for a special anniversary, and I’d like to finish it by the end of the summer, so I need to get the main part of the panel sketched and transfered onto the fabric.  I really enjoy sashiko. It is such relaxing handwork and the finish is always beautiful.  



1 comment:

Kat said...

Oh my gosh, that is amazing! I really love this!