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goal: explore new embroidery techniques

sashiko favorites...
1. Wedding Quilt Block, 2. Nowaki - Autumn Wind Blasted Grasses, 3. Sashiko1b, 4. sashiko , 5. Sashiko coasters, 6. modern sashiko kit complete, 7. Sashiko embroidery roll, 8. holiday sashiko, 9. Sashiko stitched handle tote bag

I've already shared at other times that I'm drawn to sashiko. The Japanese style of embroidery is both simple and complex at the same time, and I love its beauty. I've only done a tiny bit of this type of stitching, not using official supplies, and only some straight lines, but I think this is the year to try more.
crewel favorites...
1. It's a Crewel, Crewel World (068/365), 2. Vintage Crewel Flowers, 3. LDA - Week Two - Orange, 4. crewel embroidery, 5. God Bless Our Pad, 6. Wool crewel-worked Owl with heart on his/her pocket, 7. inspiration for the big girl room, 8. crewel butterfly, 9. hand embroidered crewel

And then there's crewel. So much of what you see of this type of embroidery is from the 60s and 70s, and the rest is from The New Crewel or Wooly Embroidery. I've never really tried any of it, but I need to.

Both of these are new techniques to me, so there will be some learning up front, but I also see further potential. I have this feeling that there are some great possibilities for using these and other embroidery methods for new things. I plan on exploring...and trust me, this is different from my other embroidery goal. (It's also my last official stitchy item from my goal list!)


  1. Wow, beautiful photos...I would love to take the ride with you and learn... such cool techniques with hand embroidery...so exciting!

  2. I just love the Sashiko technique. The pictures are wonderful! I hope you can share some of the learning!

  3. oooh, sashiko...i love the simplicity of the japanese design. yes! let's learn this and maybe i can make something for my japanese sister-in-law :)

  4. I would love to try crewel embroidery, too. I like all the texture it seems to create.

    I've had my eye on a Tako Fibers kit to try out crewel work for the first time.


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