Monday, 12 July 2010
Sashiko stitches on hand painted calico
This is part of a textile project I'm working on at the moment. After visiting York Art Gallery last year, and seeing the Sashiko exhibition there, I was inspired to try my hand at this hand-sewn running stitich.
I have used calico as the fabric, and hand painted it with fabric paints. I then sewed the piece of painted fabric onto the larger piece of calico.
It has taken hours and hours of sewing! I used an embroidery hoop to help me sew, but I still had shredded fingers!
This piece is still on-going. There is sewing; knitted 'pelts'; hand-painting; and transfers included in this sampler.