Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sashiko Pillow

WOW Challenge #12 theme: Japan



I made a Sashiko pillow.  The hardest part was chalking the first lines.  After those were stitched I used a pencil to mark the wrong side of the fabric for the rest of the lines.  That was easier to do and it was also easier to follow with the stitching.  Next time I try this I'll do all the marking on the back as it's more precise and the pencil isn't as messy as the chalk.  My stitches aren't uniform in length but they got better as I went. This was relaxing and it really turns out pretty.

4 comments:

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

I love it! So peaceful - was it meditative doing the embroidery?

kwiltmakr said...

It looks great!

Tif / Halu-Halo said...

i haven't tried sashiko yet! your pillow looks great!

Jeanne said...

Nice work! Your pillow is wonderful.