Friday, January 8, 2010

sashiko

This little piece was my first (and so far only) attempt at sashiko. I had put it aside after completing it because I was disappointed with the result but since I did enjoy it I may try again.

21 comments:

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

It looks wonderful to me....but I love the big showy stitches of sashiko....show it off baby, show it all off...VBG

sewpam63 said...

I LOVE LOVE sashiko!!! Keep going! ; )

Clevelandgirlie said...

Hi Deb! I have been itching to try sashiko for quite some time. Why weren't you happy with your results?? This looks pretty cool to me.

Deborah said...

Thanks! I followed specific patterns for the quilting and wasn't happy with the unevenness of my stitching.

Eva said...
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Eva said...

I think that even sashiko professionals would do uneven stitching if they weren't preparing the stitching with drawn lines or templates, I guess. Nobody can stitch perfectly straight without help of a sketch. And the fabric seems to be difficult. Yet it is beautiful!

Bea said...

I like it. I'm not as close to it as you are so I'm not seeing what you don't like but I like it. :)Bea

jess said...

Have fun with it!

layers said...

looks detailed and because it is on the surface adds texture and interest

Ruth Anne Olson said...

Sashiko is on my to-do list. It looks like fun and there are such lovely designs.

tangled stitch said...

It's very beautiful, and stitched beautifully you should be very proud.

ParisMaddy said...

Maybe you're being too tough on yourself. It looks really nice in this picture.

P.S. Happy New Year.

現在的... said...

一起加油吧..................................................

ArtGirl/California/United States said...

it looks neat! you will probably start to like it more and more as you do it, just like anything we do we become better as we become more willing to experiment with the lines etc. hope you post more of it. and i love your colorful work too, ive been browsing your blog and love your header photo too.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

It looks beautiful to me. What don't you like about it? What could you change. It's a great piece!

Have a lovely Sunday
Keep warm and snuggly
Carolyn ♥

Eva said...

Didn't mean to sound negative... Yes, keep sashikoeing!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

I think it looks pretty cool! Even if you feel it has uneven stitches, it looks like a pretty consistant piece and I love the character that it has:)

Anni's Art said...

It looks like fun and it's very lovely.

jude said...

stitches never disappoint me. they hold the fabric and that is all that counts.

Zlaty said...

You did a great job! You should definitely keep on practicing!

Happy sewing!

Christine Thresh said...

I love it. I am sure if the stitches were done on a large piece you would not be worrying about unevenness. But, of course you don't work on a large scale.