How to cut and organize your sashiko thread tutorials Jun 23, 2020

Sashiko thread often comes in a skein, which can be frustrating to access if...

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What is the difference between Sashiko and Boro stitches? stitching May 28, 2020

This is a question that gets asked all the time, and it can be very easy to...

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How to make a sashiko thimble tools tutorials May 21, 2020

Recently I bought a sashiko thimble to assist with sewing projects that...

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Stitching zen circles stitching May 15, 2020

Cover image: Embroidery by Kate Ward

Stitching circles is a form of...

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What is boro stitching? stitching May 08, 2020

The recent trends for patching and mending our clothes have derived from the...

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How to repair your jeans with zen stitching circles stitching tutorials Apr 30, 2020

“The most sustainable garment is the one already in your...

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How to make your own freezer paper tutorials Apr 03, 2020

Some of my readers will have come across references to freezer paper for...

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Seven easy steps to a Zen day slow living Mar 27, 2020

With most of us being encouraged to self isolate at the moment and to work...

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To knot... or not? stitching tutorials Nov 29, 2019

This is a question I get asked all the time - and if you have learnt...

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What makes Sashiko thread unique? stitching tools Oct 18, 2019

Ordinary fabric and needles were originally used for sashiko, but the thread...

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How to Print Sashiko Stencils on Fabric stitching tutorials May 24, 2018

If you have been swept away with the Sashiko stitching craze (like me) you...

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The Art of Stillness slow living Apr 26, 2018

'Sitting still can be a way of falling in love with the world and everything...

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