Sashiko thimbles, leather and metal, on Olympus sashiko #12
Olympus Sashiko thread and pre-printed designs
You saw a bit of my sashiko from earlier this year, but then I stopped. During my vacation in July I picked it up again and I just LOVE it. I’ve completed 4 more designs since mid-July and here they all are in one post! I also took two of the designs I did earlier this year and made them into pillows this month (that will be the next post).
Why do I love sashiko?
- I use the preprinted Olympus sashiko kits so I don’t have to worry about transferring designs.
- I also generally use the Olympus sashiko thread (one exception is below) and Olympus needles.
- Unlike embroidery, it doesn’t need a hoop.
- I use a sashiko thimble. Though it is not totally necessary, it does make it easier.
- It’s small and easy to carry around.
- Absolutely no fitting is involved.
- It is the perfect activity to do while waiting. In the past month I’ve sashikoed in Port Authority in NYC, while waiting for a car oil change and while waiting in a doctor’s office. Suddenly all that time spent waiting became incredibly enjoyable!! My blood pressure in the doctor’s office was 104/70—that’s how relaxing it is. (ok, maybe that's just about my normal BP but still, relaxing!)
I thought it would be fun to take these pictures outside in the grass and now I'm not so sure about that, ha ha, but here we go:
Olympus Sashiko #201 above
Olympus Sashiko #203 above
Olympus Sashiko #204 above
Olympus Sashiko #40 dragonfly, above
I had mentioned to Anne that I wanted gray thread but Olympus doesn’t make any gray sashiko thread and she recommended a seller on ebay. Worked out great!!
For those of you who like the front to be as neat as the back, here you go:(Note, there is another sashiko method where there are no knots at all, and I will try it on the next dragonfly design as those knots are evident when the design is turned into a pillow.)
In the meantime, greetings from the mini-pumpkin patch:
I'm on vacation again this week and loving every minute of it, hope you are enjoying life too!