Wednesday, June 13, 2018

sashiko and mending

I gave a sashiko demo at our Guild show last month but didn't take any photos - sometimes you have to just be in the moment;).  It sure is fun to sit and stitch and talk sashiko though.  Earlier in the month I gave some small group demos during our regular Guild meeting.  Someone snapped a photo of me sharing this furoshiki project - those motifs aren't fans per se - they are chrysanthemum sections: 

One of my students at Cobblestone Quilts finished her project.  It is gorgeous and creative - she put her own personal twist in, with the red, and adding the fireflies.  Well done, Dale! 

I'm also in the process of doing some mending.  A few weeks ago I mended my sister in law's favorite jeans.  I loved this project!  I hope they are wearing OK.

When I'm mending something, I feel like I'm getting a little closer to understanding wabi sabi...

Looking forward to some sashiko dyeing at Vermont Quilt Festival next weekend!



  1. I really want to try this method, the pants are so cute with that fun stitching. Have a safe trip and take lots of photos in Vermont for those of us that will be there in spirit only. :)

  2. My mending jobs are never that full of personality. So fun!

  3. That is the most beautiful "mending" I have ever seen! I wore the same pair of jeans ever day in my senior year of high school. (More defiance than fashion and yes, I washed them regularly and hung them by the wood stove) At the end of the year they looked like a colorful crazy quilt of patches. I wish I had known about sashiko! I'd love to learn more about it.

  4. My boss at school is always giving me her jeans and coveralls to mend, but she doesn't want the patch on the outside, which would be so easy and somewhat decorative.

  5. Love the look on those jeans! Beautiful Stitching

  6. Oh I adore the mending on those jeans! Great idea. Will have to remember it for future mending myself!


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