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!
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!