Sitting down to sashiko stitch is like taking a mini holiday from life.
Sashiko stitching is an elegant and very simple stitching technique dating back to the 1600′s.
That is standing the test of time, don’t you think?
Hello. Many of you already know me from sewing and quilting shows, or from other places on the internet, possibly from my free e-mail sashiko teaching projects. For those of you who don’t, I’m Susan Fletcher, and since 2005 I’ve been ‘the sashiko lady’ in Canada.
For some years I’ve been interested in collecting sashiko supplies and patterns into one place and reviving the sewing and stitching communities interest in it.
You might say I’m a little obsessed with sashiko stitching. You’ll understand that better when you’ve tried it yourself! There is a very addictive, yet restful, quality to sashiko stitching.
I have a online sewing craft store called A Threaded Needle. You’ll find lots of links to it on this site because it’s where I have collected all the sashiko supplies, fabrics, and patterns I have found so far. There is other stuff there also. Go have a look (-:
Oh, and you can sign up to find out about the next free sashiko teaching e-mail project by signing up for the newsletter while you are there (-:
Here is more contact information you might need sometime:
- Susan Fletcher
- telephone: 604 885 5957
- mailing: Box 802, Gibsons, BC, Canada, V0N 1V0
- www.alderspringdesign.com if you happen to be a retailer looking for a wholesale sashiko supplier!