In a fast-paced, plugged-in world, it’s so easy to lose track of how the things we use everyday came to be. Even though today’s versions are largely machine made, human hands crafted the original objects. Sashiko stitching is not only beautiful and steeped in tradition, its practice is meditative, so it’s almost a form of self-care. If you are new to the craft, Our Step-by-Step Guide to Sashiko Stitching will help you get started for these weekend sashiko projects.
Requiring few materials, Sashiko projects can go anywhere and have saved the sanity of many a soccer mom, public transportation commuter and world traveler. And it’s nice to have a project at home that you can pick up and put away at a moment’s notice. Catch your meditative moments when you can!
While you can create large decorative pieces with Sashiko, settling in with projects that reflect Sashiko’s roots in creating and repairing decorative objects seems natural. And with our hectic schedules, the weekend is a good time to unwind, reflect and recharge with projects that you can not only start, but finish in a few hours! Here are some of our favorite weekend-friendly Sashiko projects.
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Sashiko Sampler Potholders
Potholders like these from The Design Sponge are the perfect size to play with different stitch patterns, then mix up fun color combinations.
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