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Erin Eggenburg's Embroidery Blog

The Symmetry of Sashiko Stitching

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The Symmetry of Sashiko Stitching

What is Sashiko? Sashiko stitching is an ancient Japanese embroidery technique for joining fabric together with visible mending. It is also used in quilting and as decorative embellishment on clothing.  Sashiko is created using a running stitch to create a repeating symmetrical or geometric pattern. The lines do not intersect when they cross paths. There are lots of traditional patterns, but you can also make up your own repeating pattern using a ruler and anything with a round base.  I used 4 free patterns that I found on the internet, printed, and transferred to fabric.  How do you pronounce it?...

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Embroidery for people who crave order

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Embroidery for people who crave order

Sashiko embroidery is an easy, pleasing way to mend to embellish clothing. The designs are as simple or as intricate as you make them. Historically, a Japanese mending technique, this type of embroidery requires very few materials.

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Embroidery How-To: Fill the void with chain stitches

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Embroidery How-To: Fill the void with chain stitches

  The straight dope on the split stitch Continuing on our embroidery stitch odyssey, today's lesson is the split stitch. It's a simple stitch with 3 steps, and when you string multiple split stitches together, you can form a chain.  This makes it ideal as a fill stitch. Wait, fill stitch what?!  Okay, let's back up. A fill stitch isn't an actual stitch, it's a term used to describe stitches ideal for filling in a larger area. It could really be any stitch, including the split stitch. See, embroidery is like that. Once you break down terms and stitches, it's...

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Scallop Stitches and Backstitches (Now you can embroider words)

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Scallop Stitches and Backstitches (Now you can embroider words)

Scallop Stitches and Backstitches and how to "write" with embroidery thread! Now that you've mastered the straight stitch, and I've shared some examples with you, let's move on, and learn 2 more embroidery stitches.  If you missed the straight stitch tutorial, click here. Backstitch The backstitch is a straight stitch with an extra step. Sounds complicated, but it's not. It's how you would stitch a straight line. Let's take a look: If you follow the instructions, and then repeated, you would end up with a straight line, like this: Now the scallop stitch Scallop stitches are so versatile, and apply...

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Save the Cardigans! (with some sexy embroidery)

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Save the Cardigans! (with some sexy embroidery)

Embroidery Saves the Day--err Sweater With a little bit of embroidery experience, and a couple of materials, you can salvage a sweater from the donation pile. What I'll show you how to do is basically embroider a patch directly over the offending stain. Embroidery seems to be the new "put a bird on it", and I'm definitely not mad about it. Let's all embroider everything all the time.  Note: This post includes a list of the necessary materials, but if a kit is more your style, I have kits in my shop, click here.  Step 1: Find a shirt or...

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