Next month I will teach sashiko techniques to a group of quilters in a local guild. I thought it might be fun to make a few fresh samples for the class. So of course I started where Nancy started me.
- Solid indigo colored silk dupioni
- Embroidery needle
- Cotton flannel
- Design template (here it is called, pampas grass, I think)
|The imperfection is what I like. It's a good thing too!|
This is an easy and gratifying technique. The pattern is traced onto the cotton flannel backing. The flannel is layered on top of the silk piece and stitching is done from the back.
|Silk dupioni is such a dramatic fabric. The color changes with different lighting.|
To set off the 12 inch block of stitching, I framed it with plain silk dupioni. I harvested stuffing from an old stained pillow in the living room, cut out a plain back and finished it.
So why haven't ever made a sashiko pillow before? I loved making this.
Silk + Sashiko = Sweet Satisfacition