I have my monthly book review ready, and it’s for Stitch Love! Mollie, the author, blogs at Wild Olive and is an all -around awesome Internet person who is super responsive and helpful. She offers up so many awesome free projects and designs, there was no question in my mind that I’d buy her book and support her work! You can see the smiley Death Star that I embroidered for my son’s shirt in this post, from her design.
There was a #stitchlovealong on Instagram, and I had hoped to participate in all 3 weeks but it didn’t happen. I did embroider a silly little volcano on a denim apron we inherited – my son is fascinated by volcanoes so he was delighted!
Sashiko! What a fun word to say. It’s a Japanese style of embroidery, all done with a simple running stitch, that can be used as a reinforcement technique or decorative element. There are lots of pre-printed kits with sashiko patterns, which make it great beginner style to try. You can see my own first attempt at sashiko in this post here, as a part of my yearly Try Something New Every Month challenge.
As always, when preparing myself to try a craft technique I found loads of ideas and tutorials that were inspiring and wanted to share them!