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!

x
Cynthia


6 comments:

  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. :)

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  5. Love the look on those jeans! Beautiful Stitching

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

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