Saturday, September 14, 2013
Sashiko Stitching Bliss...
Previously I shared how generous Susan of Plays With Needles blog was when she gifted me some Sashiko fabrics. I took these with me to Wendover and they saved my sanity. I enjoy a good relaxing time however staying at a casino hotel is not my idea of fun. So...I stitched. Sometimes in my room, in the cafe, by the pool in the shade, or wherever I could get some peace and quiet. There is no way I can convey the peace and calm that this stitching brings to me.
With my Sashiko needle and Sashiko thread I put the tiny precise stitches on my needle and proceeded. Line after line after line. There is a rhythm that begins. A Zen state of peace. Well until a knot happens.
I have finished this piece of blue with white thread. The stitches actually begin to form a bit of texture which is really pleasant. Now...for your help and advice. Do I press this with a very lightweight facing to protect the threads on the back? How do I proceed before I consider what I shall actually do with this new to me stitched fabric? I want to enjoy it but not overuse it. No shopping tote. Possibly an accent pillow? Maybe an accent on a wearable jacket for Fall?
Meanwhile I began this piece while in Wendover. I had LOTS of time with which to entertain myself. This is a very lightweight white fabric and I am stitching it in blue Sashiko thread. I shall continue to place my needle and thread in the fibers and enjoy the rhythm of the stitching. Thank you for any insight you may have on how to utilize my Saskiko stitched fabrics.
Our weather is wonderful. We are Falling into Autumn and I am enjoying the changes that Nature does so well.
Thank you new followers. I hope you enjoy my creative bliss I enjoy so well. Thank you all for your comments and creative spirit you share so well. Lets make something wonderful...