Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sashiko Stockings

A new member of our clan arrived in June - Noah. Here is his recently completed stocking alongside his older siblings' stockings. It's satisfying to welcome this new cheerful little boy with a small tradition.

Following Nancy Shriber's technique for sashiko, I used silk dupioni with cotton flannel backing. The stitching is done from the back following a traced pattern. This time I used a red cotton thread similar to DMC pearl cotton.  It is lined with an interfaced quilt cotton, and trimmed with piping from another piece of silk dupioni.

It was another zen moment with sashiko. I hope to spend much of this season with needle and thread in hand. Maybe some silk sashiko amulets as gifts?

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