handmade:

handmade and paisley. They would be a great addition to my more formal dining room Christmas tree.

sashiko patronen (beeld via: threads.srithreads.com)

Traditional Japanese craft in contemporary design - ancient Japanese tradition of sewing, quilting, repair and recycling

A stitch must end right at the turn of a corner. Make the last stitch right into the corner so the pattern will be nicely defined.

3 of 6 A stitch must end right at the turn of a corner. Make the last stitch right into the corner so the pattern will be nicely defined. Sashiko Stitching - Right & Wrong Right Turns

Sashiko embroidery is one of my favorite crafts.  It's easy to master and the process is very meditative and relaxing.  Although the patterns can look difficult, they are just a matter of breaking down the whole into linear parts.  --Mari

Sashiko tutorial ~ This looks like it would be a lovely embroidery technique to try.

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