Oh yay! My friend Laura gifted me a sashiko kit. I was so excited to get started!
The kit included fabric with a pattern, sashiko yarn, a needle, plus instructions.
But the instructions were in Japanese, so I had to watch a few YouTube videos to figure out some basic techniques. The drawings helped though!
I also attended a sashiko meet up earlier this month to learn more. Thanks to my Craftcation friend Emily for inviting me! I learned a few tricks, like how to cut your sashiko thread into manageable lengths, and how to secure loose ends.
I enjoyed the sashiko company and seeing all the projects everyone was working on. I snagged a few goodies to continue my sashiko practice, too, including longer needs, a pattern, and thread.
The sashiko process is slow, but I find it super satisfying. I don’t usually work well with patterns, but this I can do. Thank you to my crafty maker community for always inspiring me! Have you picked up any new crafty hobbies lately? Share below!