I decided that I wanted to try more formal sashiko rice stitching after finding Susan Briscoe’s Ultimate sashiko source book
I am useless at drawing grids and straight lines so I found some denim and a navy shirt decorated with little polka dots.
I used the grid making stitches that were half the size of the space between each dot. This is Komezashi – rice stitch on a patch made up of different fabrics
Yokogushi and jujizashi – horizontal and cross stitch
Kawaru Komezashi – rice stitch variation
And Komenohanazashi – rice flower stitch – which I had to do on a slightly larger scale
I had a couple of complete fails – I found it very difficult to count the spaces for some stitches and needed to enlarge the scale – on the whole I enjoyed it and really like plain cross stitch – now I have got the hang of stitching in different places in alternative rows – my poor dyslexic brain definitely struggles with learning to be consistent lol