Ready For More Samplers?!

Hurrah! I’ve started to catch up and get things finished-along (update in the next couple of days), so it’s time, peeps. Ready to get back to our Year of Samplers? I’m going away for a few days, so we’ll aim to start Sampler #5 around February 5th – this time we’re going to learn a little about Sashiko embroidery!

So we can start up together next week, let’s get our supplies together now!

Ready for Sampler #5?!

We won’t need much for this sampler – other than designs and the usual embroidery tools (scissors, etc), what’s pictured above is everything we’ll need. Sashiko thread, long sashiko needles, a sashiko thimble (which may or may not be necessary, but I like to try out the tools and see what’s what), and some Robert Kaufman Essex Linen (a cotton / linen blend) to stitch on. I honestly don’t know if this fabric is close to the traditional fabric for this type of stitching, but the internets says it’ll be a decent substitute. And since it’s what we embroider on for Little Dorrit & Co. patterns (it’s a lovely fabric to stitch on!), I happened to have some handy.

Other than the fabric, my sashiko supplies came from the the Cotton Patch (here in the UK).

So go hunt and gather and I’ll see you here next week to start Sampler #5!

2 Comments on Ready For More Samplers?!

  1. wendy
    January 29, 2014 at 14:45 (4 years ago)

    I really fancied joining in your sampler-alongs, but thought I wouldn’t have time. It fits in with the February topic for the other needlework challenge I’m taking part in – Needlequest, where February’s topic is Japan, so I’m in. I’m ordering from EuroJapan though as Cotton Patch were out of the needles. Is there anything we need to do to prepare?

  2. Rebecca
    February 1, 2014 at 18:42 (4 years ago)

    My mother-in-law just got back from New York and she picked up a sashiko kit for me. I’m really excited to try it out, all of the finished pieces I’ve seen are beautiful. I can’t wait to see your sampler for this!


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