Still waiting on the first email delivery of tutorial instructions and gathering all relevant materials, but I am participating in Sashiko Stitchers tutorial and stitch-along. There are several other individuals who are also participating (Theresa, Patchworkrose, Jenni, Lis, Dot, and I'm sure there are others). I've been looking into sashiko a bit for several months now, but have not yet tried it out so this should be fun. I'm also looking forward to seeing what the other participants make.
-22x16 inch piece of 100% cotton, navy or indigo blue (mine will not be blue, but the spirit of sashiko is partly in using what you have available)
-12x18 inch white fusible interfacing (not sure I have this or not; if not I will be figuring out a substitute)
-#5 perle cotton thread or sashiko thread (this is also probably something I will make a substitution for as I do not normally have perle cotton in my regular supplies)
- thimble (check!)
- seed beads and bead needle (check! though I would need to actually find them to be able to use them)
- scissors, iron, ruler, dark colored fabric marker (check! for the first three and I'm sure fine tipped art marker would suffice for the fabric marker; it's not water-soluble and that's the primary issue, right? right)
This is what the site says:
FREE ONLINE CLASSBeginning July 14, 2010
NEW: We are beginning an online project to teach sashiko stitching. This is an absolute beginners tutorial, but will be enjoyable for any skill level. We will walk you through making an 11 x 17 inch sashiko stitched project called dragonfly over diamond waves. The tutorial is free. The starting date is July 14, 2010. The tutorial will be delivered through our Sashiko Stitchers newsletter and will include step by step how to, along with interesting history and tidbits about sashiko. Register by signing up for our newsletter at www.sashikostitchers.com or by emailing me email@example.com
If you are at all interested or curious about sashiko, check out some of the links. If you enjoy sewing or stitching and would like a smaller project or a toe-dipping experience with another style of stitching, I'd encourage you to go sign up and stitch along with us, too!