Hey June – May Was Fun

Well May just whizzed by, so I'm cataloguing it for good measure (just so I know I didn't dream it!), starting with: My Pay Day Treat I love natural fibre yarns - they motivate me to keep crocheting in a way that acrylics never could.  I just can't get excited about Stylecraft, or the Attic [...]

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 http://wipsandfrogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Sashiko-Tutorial.png 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 [...]