I decided that I needed a few projects on the go whilst I am making my quilt. I can’t really put it in a bag and take it to a coffee shop.
Over the last few weeks I hadn’t been using my teabags.
I made up an A4 quilt and backed it with old felted wool. I have been searching for various blue hues threads. Cotton crochet thread works very well for sashiko stitching. However blue crochet thread is not easy to find off line. Coats do a nice range of colours in a heavy weight cotton thread in their Duet range.
Trisadalia do an electric blue, Anchor a French navy and Gutermann a good navy blue ( just in case you are interested )
I started exploring different stitches – but got bored
So I began layering with more teabags and text – printed onto a teabag print.
In the last post I talked about enjoying working on a small scale ( rather than my quilt) it’s particularly good for working in circles.
I also enjoying disrupting the stitches by layering and ripping off bits of teabag to reveal the blue underneath
The text I am adding is the list of hashtags I use when I post this type of work on Instagram
#sashiko #borostitch #wabisabi #slowstitching #meditate #patchwork #mindfulness #creative #thelittlethings sashikostitching #boroinspired #handsewn #embrioderyart #handquilting#contemporaryembroidery #makersmovement #stichersofinstagram #visiblemending
I have discovered that being more selective and adding a lot of hashtags has improved my interaction with other Instagram users …..
I thought you might like to see the back