Another sample for my City and Guilds. This is the first attempt at Sashiko.


I found Sarah’s Hand Embroidery Tutorials very useful. It is all very clearly explained and illustrated. The sample came out better than I thought. I will try some more patterns as I have some time off work – good timing as heavy snow is on its way so I might just stay by the fireside!


Spring only exists indoors at the moment! I also finished the Kantha sample and love the ripple effect of the many lines of running stitch.

I am off to look at the other work on Kathys page at Slow Sunday Stitching, why not take a look for yourself and get some inspiration

10 thoughts on “Sashiko Sample

  1. Your Kantha piece is really beautiful and you sashiko is looking nice. Very neat stitching. Your City and Guilds sounds very interesting 🙂

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    1. Kay says:

      Thank you – I need to try a few more designs in the sashiko. I picked the easiest one I could find to start with


  2. Deborah says:

    Love the Kantha piece the colors are quite eye catching, love the start of the Sashiko piece.

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    1. Kay says:

      Thank you, it won’t be a huge piece unless I like it enough to carry on with it for my final quilt as the graduate show is in June


  3. Marti says:

    That is gorgeous! I’ve never tried sashiko. If your blocks on your header are any indication, a Jack’s chain will be no problem for you. Lovely work!

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    1. Kay says:

      Thank you, I was just thinking about what fabric I would use for it too!


  4. nanacathy2 says:

    Love the kantha sample. I have seen a fish done in sashiko but not tried it myself.


    1. Kay says:

      Thank you, glad you like it. I think a fish would look lovely in sashiko in the over-lapping scale pattern


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