My first title for this post was "Projects Finished Zero" as that is what I have accomplished lately. My creative muse has been languishing in laziness. However...
When I made my Hari-Kuro Needlebook from Susan's e-course there was a needle label for Sashiko.
You can visit Susan at her blog Plays With Needles. I had no idea what type of needles these were so Susan was kind enough to explain...
Sashiko needles are similar to long darners...they are very long, at least 2 inches, and are used for long, straight running stitches. The shaft of the sashiko needle is larger than that of the same size darner and will not bend or break when loaded with stitched fabric. The strength of the needle allows for stitching in a straight line.
Fortunately Susan also included resources to obtain such a needle. Because I had never tried this Sashiko and the fact that I am truly and hopelessly unfocused I decided I just had to obtain such supplies and try them. Oh yeah, Mr. C was not surprised as this is my pattern in life.
In the photo above you can see my new fabric, threads and my needle book with a Sashiko needle on the labeled page. Now I am happy because I didn't want any blank pages in my little book.
I have yet to begin my try at Sashiko but at least I am prepared with the proper tools. I purchased the long and longer needles so I could see which one works best for my style of sewing this fabric. I will post an update when I have something to show after needle and thread have married and gone stitching on Indigo fabric honeymoon.
Thank you Susan for introducing this amazing technique of Sashiko.
Rain and Winter are here once again. I am thankful for the rain.
May all your creative projects make you smile with joy...