Sashiko Tutorial Part 2

This is the "how to" part of my Sashiko Tutorial.  For a background on what Sashiko is and what materials you will need, read the first part here. Create Fabric Squares The easiest way to begin is with 4" or 5" squares of fabric.  I cut up old jeans - the denim is heavier [...]

Sashiko for Beginners Part 1

I took a Sashiko for Beginners course in August this year at The Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham.  I knew nothing about it, except that it involved hand sewing and my hand sewing is awful, so I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone.  This article gives you a background to [...]

Festival of Quilts 2016 Birmingham

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This was my first visit to The Festival of Quilts at the NEC which was on from 11th to 14th August 2016.   I'm not a quilter but I absolutely love and appreciate all forms of textile art and therefor take every opportunity to visit related exhibitions (this is my third [...]