One of the projects I picked up at the Stitches and Craft Show last weekend was a sashiko kit from Indigo Niche. I have seen sashiko before but I’ve never tried it. It is a traditional form of Japanese stitching which is often done on indigo cloth with white thread. The stitch is a simple running stitch but the designs can be quite intricate and the finished pieces are beautiful in their simplicity.
I’m always on the lookout for projects that are small enough to take with me to after school activities and this is perfect. All you need is the printed fabric, thread, needle and scissors. It will be great for those afternoons at Physie!
I know I said that traditionally sashiko was stitched in white thread, but something that caught my eye at the Indigo Niche stand was the variegated threads that they had worked some of their designs in. It really popped off the dark background and added interest to the already lovely designs.
Indigo Niche are an Australian company with a studio in Yeronga, Brisbane. Find out more about them and their exclusive kits and designs at their website. I also found them on Facebook. I’m looking forward to catching up with them again later in the year when they come to the Toowoomba Quilt Show. Perhaps I’ll have a project to show them by then!
Update: This runner is called Cherry Blossoms in Hexagons and is found here.