The Pi Project – My Submissions!

I first saw mention of the Pi Project on Mr. X Stitch and immediately knew I had to make something to send! I cross stitched the 1 on fabric using water soluble canvas. I actually am working on a water soluble canvas tutorial for the &Stitches two months of tutorials series, so I figured this project could kill two birds with one stone! After my first attempt at sashiko for TSNEM, I wanted to keep going with it! I didn't use the sashiko thread for this, just 6 strands of regular DMC floss. I simply outlined the font and made the line a dashed one ... Read More

February TSNEM – Sashiko Embroidery

This month for TSNEM I tackled something I've been wanting to do for a year (almost exactly, I posted about it February 4 of last year!), sashiko. My mother-in-law got me a few of the sashiko kits and a couple colors of thread. I bought some more colors from TaDaa Studio Stitch on Etsy and decided to make a bit of a rainbow. Sashiko thread is cotton but it's thicker than DMC and it doesn't split into smaller strands. I did another little sashiko project and used 6 strands of DMC and it worked just fine. So if you want to try out sashiko but are put off by the ... Read More

Sashiko Embroidery

When I got the Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond: Crewel, Cross Stitch, Sashiko & More book for my birthday, I was really drawn to the sashiko embroidery. I loved the patterns and wanted to try it out, but I had no interest in transferring the pattern. I really enjoy embroidery but I really hate the prep work that comes with it, transferring patterns is my least favorite part. My mother-in-law took a trip to New York City and stopped by Purl Soho, so I asked her to pick up a sashiko kit for me. I wanted one to try out but she showed up with four and let me ... Read More