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three february giveaways

three february giveaways

By Patricia Belyea

This month’s giveaways feature a cyanotype print by Sylvia Pippen, a ball of Presencia No. 8 perle cotton thread and a handmade sashiko needle. Each giveaway is valued at $20 to $25.

For the giveaways, Sylvia donated three different cyanotype panels—one with a tsunami wave and linework for sashiko stitching, one with seagulls and linework for sashiko stitching, and the third with an overall Japanese maple leaf design. The different blue values of each cyanotype print depends of the intensity of the sun, the humidity in the air and the length of exposure.

Cyanotype Prints by Sylvia Pippen

Included in each giveaway is a ball of No. 8 white perle cotton thread by Presencia of Spain. Presencia’s perle cotton is known for its pleasing luster and ease of stitching.

No. 8 Perle Cotton Thread by Presencia of Spain

Also included is a handmade sashiko needle from Misuya-Bari. This family business in Kyoto has been making needles for over 350 years. Like mini samurai swords, these needles are extremely sharp!

(NOTE FROM PB: Although I bought 250 needles at Misuya-Bari two years ago, I only have one package left. Hence the measly addition of only one needle to each giveaway.)

Okan Arts Feb 2016 GiveawaysTo participate in the February giveaways, answer this question in the Comment Box below: What’s your experience with sashiko stitching?  

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. THE WINNERS ARE Barbara K of Chelmsford MA, Beverly S of Kalama WA and Laura G of Madison WI.

Thank you Sylvia Pippen Designs for the donation of the cyanotype panels.
To visit the Sylvia’s website +click here
To read a guest blog post by Sylvia about cyanotype printing +click here
To read a blog post about Misuya-bari in Kyoto +click here

Quilt Art Symposium in TacomaYou’re Invited

April 16, 2016
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma WA

Quilt Art Symposium promises to shine a light on the future of Quilt Art with three leading speakers, a luncheon, an artist-led tour of the CQA exhibit Cutting Edge, and an opening party.

The speakers talk about what they’ve learned and what they believe is next in Quilt Art:
Dr. Sandra Sider, Curator, Texas Quilt Museum
Cathy Izzo, Owner, The Art Quilt Gallery, Manhattan
Chris Sazaki, President, Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)

Tickets are $75.

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124 comments to “three february giveaways”

  1. Peggy says:

    I have seen demos, have needles, and am ready to try it!

  2. Kae Eagling says:

    Very little experience as i am just learning, but having fun with it.

  3. LindaLou says:

    I’ve admired sashiko work, particularly in an exhibit of Japanese firefighter jackets from the 1800’s. I’d love to learn more.

  4. Kae Eagling says:

    I love the maple leaves!

  5. Robin Shilman says:

    I have none with sashiko stitching, but since following your blog I have read more and more about it. I do a lot of hand needle work and enjoy the relaxing feeling I get while doing. I am excited to add this my handwork.

  6. Vicki Seals says:

    I have not tried sashiko stitching yet. I would love to work with one of these beautiful panels. Thanks for the chance! vickise at gmail dot com

  7. Janice Paine Dawes says:

    Just starting with sashiko, seems a perfect addition to my indigo and kakishibu dyeing. Would love to win this.

  8. Jerie Clark says:

    I have exactly NO experience with this art but I love the look. I would love to try it with a great example and best supplies.,

  9. Carolyn Burton says:

    I have just started sashiko stitching. It is challenging to keep even, especially on a quilt with wool batting, but I am finding it very rewarding and meditative. I love the understated look on the quilt.

  10. Gail Mc says:

    I have purchased printed kits from Center Diamond in Cannon Beach, Or. Sylvia was scheduled to teach a class at our local guild but, due to family issues, had to cancel. Needless to say, all who signed up are disappointed.

    • Patricia Belyea says:

      Gail—As you know, Sylvia’s parents are very elderly and she is the local caregiver. I’m sure Sylvia is as disappointed as you are. Best, PB

  11. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    I have always been drawn to the excitement of indigo and white. It is so timeless. I enrolled in an introductory class in sashiko that just made me want to learn more. I would like to pursue this art and develop a sense of design for the wonderful Japanese fabric.

  12. Alice Ronne says:

    I have absolutely zero experience with sashiko. I’ve always admired it and would love to learn more about it. There has been quite an interest in it since a local quilt shop that I go to has started classes in sashiko. Thanks so much!

  13. Laura Belkin says:

    What I know about sashiko is that I like it and would like to practice it. I have done some cyanotype printing on cloth and paper and do enjoy the process; plan to do more. Both work well with my main interest of quilting!

  14. Beverly Shoger says:

    So sad that the Ladies of Lake Quilt guild had to be cancelled but planning on acquiring your book to continue on learning.

  15. Peggy File says:

    Thankyou for having Sylvia Pippin. Isn’t she wonderful and so is Kitty. I love her cynotypes. I tried one it wasn,t too bad, but would love to have one by Sylvia.

  16. karen bianchini says:

    I took one sahiko class which ended up creating an urge to make a few items, a table mat, a purse and a quilt wall hanging size with 3 moen. I have a few more designs that I plan to make this year and i will take another sahiko drafting class from a local artist later this month. I love to stitch in the evenings, getting into the rhythm of it is very focusing and meditative.

  17. Karen A says:

    I’ve seen a demonstration of sashiko at our quilt guild meeting, but I’ve yet to try it.

  18. SOOZ says:

    i had purchased some kits and they are my take-a-longs for handwork.
    I was mildly surprised to find that the blue markings disappear with water,
    finding that out on a beach outing! good thing i was almost finished.
    love watchint the design appear with the chunky thread…beautiful.

  19. Tesi Vaara says:

    I just took a class with Sylvia last weekend! Highly recommend it. We learned how to do sashiko stitching and also had a great time experimenting with the cyanotype fabric. Would love to have one of her panels!!

  20. Margaret T Swartzman says:

    I’ve not really done sashiko. I had a friend with a sashiko sewing machine that s fun to try out. I have done embroidery as a child. I love the look of sashiko and would love to try doing some. I love the fabrics that are traditionally used….so what’s not to love about jumping in and trying it myself!

  21. Edna Warkentine says:

    I have had no experience with sashiko but have admired what I have seen of it. I would love to learn to do it.

  22. joyfroggie says:

    I have very little experience with Sashiko, but tons with embroidery and would love to branch out!

  23. Kathy says:

    I don’t have any experience with this technique, but have admired it in books.

  24. Susie Wolcott says:

    I have not been formally taught sashiko. However I have been doing a big stitch for over 10 years. I usually do curved stitching in circles or waves. I love hand stitching. It is therapeutic for me.

  25. Dot says:

    I own two books about sashiko, and have a sashiko kit bought in Japan years ago, but have never taken a stitch! It’s time I did.

  26. Marie9 says:

    I have done lots of embroidery and the sashiko stitch seems very much like a very even running stitch. To create such beauty with a very simple stitch is deceptively easy. IT takes lots of practice to get that good a stitch. I admire the work. I do a lot of quilting which uses a running stitch too!

  27. Paula says:

    I admire sashiko work to look at. Many years ago I took a workshop on making a bag with sashiko embroidery.

  28. marty tamblyn says:

    I going to try some quilting…still planning a Japanese lap quilt

  29. Karen Riley says:

    I have taken a sashiko class with Helene Knott here in Portland. I have made some squares which I hope to include in a quilt. I make a quilt to donate every year to the Oya No Kai auction at my grandsons’ school which has the Japanses Immersion Program here in Portland. I also just finished another donation quilt for another school made from students’ cyanotypes. I shared your blog post with the teacher as inspiration for her next project.

  30. Allison CB says:

    Sashiko looks so interesting! I have not had the opportunity to try it yet!

  31. Deb Woolley says:

    I am presently in Kyoto and have roamed the streets with delight. I enjoy shashiko stitching having made several quilts with shashiko in the background. I made a light weight coat with shashiko patterns stitched on the front and back. I even have quilted using the shashiko stitches. I looked for your needle shop today, but could not find it. In a few days I will be headed back to the states much richer for the experience. I enjoy Sylvia Pippins work very much.

    • Patricia Belyea says:

      Deb—I hope you have time to try again to find the needle shop. It took me two times. (You saw the photos on the bottom of the blog post, correct?) I know I’d love more needles from that shop! PB

  32. Debi Winchester says:

    I took a class in sashiko stitching from Gyleen Fitzgerald. I learned a lot but I have not come even close to the one grain of rice and the half grain of rice motif. I would be thrilled to have this give-away to become more practiced in sashiko.

  33. Sue Hunt says:

    I took classes in sashiko from two different Japanese artists when I lived in Japan. Later I had some of my sashiko designs published in Quilts Japan magazine. The editor told me they were ‘American sashiko’!

  34. Nat Palaskas says:

    I learned Sashiko stitching years ago. I love using Sashiko stitches in my BORO pieces. Thanks for the opportunity to win these fabulous prizes!

  35. Andrea Bursaw says:

    I have completed four small sashiko panels with instruction and encouragement of an accomplished friend whose years in Japan have infused her with quiet grace and perseverance. This is what sashiko has come to mean to me and I welcome more of the same.

  36. Laura Marston says:

    I know what sashiko stitching is and have admired it’s beauty, I would love to try doing sashiko.

  37. Kaye Koler says:

    My experience with shasiko is admiring the beautiful work of a dear friend who does it in her art quilt pieces. I’d just love to give it a go….it would be very relaxing and soothing. Sylvia’s work is stunning! Thank you for the giveaway!

  38. Barbara Kampas says:

    I took a course at the New England Quilt Museum and have considered using sashiko stitching on a quilt currently designing using my Japanese fabric collection.

  39. Jessica says:

    I once sewed 6 different kimono fabrics together, all different fiber contents: silk, cotton and polyester. I then sewed improvisationally with perle cotton and regular quilting thread wavy lines, akin to Sashiko

  40. Sue Smith says:

    I have no experience with sashiko

  41. Hester Tinti says:

    I tried sashiko years ago and found it difficult to keep even stitches. I love the look of it though, and would like to try again.

  42. vera schmidt says:

    have taken 1 class and made a little bag.Love doing handwork so enjoyed the experience

  43. Trudi Rammelkamp says:

    I have never tried sashiko and would love to try with these gorgeous materials.

  44. Susan says:

    The last time I went to Kyoto I went with a friend to search out Misuya-Bari; it is behind some small stores in a shopping center – what a wonderful place! On my first trip to Japan MANY years ago I took a Sashiko class at Blue and White in Tokyo – another great memory.

  45. Denise says:

    I have admired the sashiko technique, but not tired it yet. On the list!

  46. Barbara Minton says:

    What’s your experience with sashiko stitching? I have a fascination with Japanese textiles and have numerous books on the subject. I have Sylvia Pippen’s book and have fabrics stashed away to make a wall hanging inspired by one of her designs (with sashiko stitching of course). Finally I have a quilt top made with antique yukata that took me 10 years to make using English paper piecing technique in a hexagon design. I plan to use Sashiko to quilt it.

  47. Pm Weizenbaum says:

    Hi Patricia, I’d love to enter the February giveaway. I was dazzled by the sashiko work that appeared on multiple quilts at the Tokyo show last month, and would love to try my hand at this art.

  48. Quilting Tangent says:

    I have seen sashiko stitching on different projects. It is very pretty. I have not tried it, but willing to do it.

  49. Susanbh says:

    Having admired Japanese art for years, and seen examples of Sashiko in historical pictures of Japan, I took a beginner’s class with Pepper Cory. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the time to follow up and practice. It’s on the project list.

  50. Claudette says:

    Very little experience, just small pieces. Would love a chance to win! Thank you!

  51. Patricia Sherman says:

    I have no experience doing sashiko, however I am in live with the old fisherman coats that are covered with sashiko!

  52. Joanne says:

    I want to get some sashiko experience; taking a class/workshop is on my to-do list.

  53. Carole Anderson says:

    I took a class once on sashiko quilting by machine . It taught a Bernina teacher.

  54. Pamela says:

    I have no experience – yet. Over the past few months I’ve bought needles, leather thimble, thread, patterns and books. Whenever I go to quilt shows, I always search out the ones with sashiko. I love the look and history.

  55. Ray Burke says:

    I have admired the work and learning the skill is on my to do list.

  56. Kathleen McCormick says:

    I love Sylvia’s patterns and have one shashiko piece in progress.

  57. Brenda says:

    Oh how I wish I lived closer to you and could manage to participate in your wonderfully enticing events and workshops and retreats and . . . .

    This is a wonderful gift. I have limited experience with sashiko. I have a book and have experimented a bit, but have never completed a project (or even started one, for that matter). It would be such an honor to have one of these panels made by Sylvia Pippen to stitch on. And please don’t downgrade the inclusion of the needle by calling it “measly.” It certainly isn’t measly when it comes from your own very limited supply.

  58. Karen Owen says:

    Learning how to use my Sashiko machine is making life easier after my stroke.

  59. Valerie Gleeson says:

    I dyed some cloth with indigo and made a blouse from it. I then used sashiko stitching along the bottom panel for embellishment. I wear it all the time and receive many compliments!

  60. Karen M says:

    I have drafted and stitched some blocks and even put some of them into a quilt. I love this type of hand work!

  61. Nancy R says:

    I have dabbled in a little bit of sashiko stitching. But absolutely love the look and intend on doing more in the future. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway. Love the cyanotype printed textile!

  62. charlene Waters says:

    i haven’t experience this and like all of the new things i have learned over the year this sound like a wonderful addition to my textile art

  63. Alice Brody says:

    Sashiko is a truly meditative art.

  64. Dee Ratliff says:

    I have not tried this technique but am reading up on it. Can not wait to try it.

  65. Beth says:

    So far my “experience” is primarily in “getting ready,” collecting books, patterns, materials and tools. When it comes to actual stitching, I was fortunate enough to take a class from Pepper Corry this past month and found it a skill that, like all others, with take practice to perfect but which in the mean time is serenely satisfying.

  66. Arbor Buchanan says:

    I did sashiko stitching on the quilt I made for my daughter. The entire center panel (about 20″ by 42″) was stitched using a variety of motifs and crests, and on either side of that panel were eight crests done in sashiko.
    Prior to that, I used sashiko stitching on several table placemats and a table runner.

  67. Pam Pontious says:

    I purchased a book, fabric and thread several years ago with the hope I would try it. Still sitting in my stash – not given up yet.

  68. Irmgard Jacob says:

    Being a hand quilter, I had to get used to the somewhat longer stitches at first, but after a while I got the “hang of it”. It was easy stitching on a preprinted indigo panel. I made 4 pillow cases.

  69. Camille Quinton says:

    I love the rhythm of sashiko embroidery, and the peace it brings, and the interpreting of Nature into geometric forms. I took a class a few years ago with Cory Pepper, and was enthralled with the designs, and the beauty a single line can make. I use white thread on indigo or maroon cloth, but also love using colored threads. Most of the small pieces I do are incorporated into small handbags. Sashimi is my favorite take along sewing project.

  70. Myra Ramos says:

    None yet, but I would love this inspiration to begin!

  71. Susan Mayer says:

    I have never tried sashiko and this would be the perfect opportunity for me to try!

  72. Vivian Roop says:

    I first became interested in sashiko when I visited Japan in the 80’s. Every department store had a class in sashiko. There were women of all ages excitedly taking part. I wish I had bought the popular pattern of a fork lifting pasta from a plate, but I did buy a piece of blue fabric to begin my stitching. I have since added it to some quilts.

  73. Lee says:

    I have the correct needles and have done some reading on it. I am ready to try my hand at this! thank you!

  74. irene Harvalias says:

    I have done small projects with Sashiko stitching and I absolutely LOVE it…as I love the indigo background. I would be thrilled to bits to get one of Sylvia’s giveaways. (I have done her small wall hanging with the sea-birds and it’s one of my favorites!)

  75. Lisa R says:

    I have attempted it once.. with disastrous results.. which I blame on my needles… But I have signed up for a class this spring so hoping for better results next time.

  76. heidi says:

    I enjoy stitching by hand with size 8 threads as an addition to machine quilting and have not yet tried traditional sashiko!

  77. Robin Atkins says:

    Sashiko stitching is VERY appealing to me, yet so far I’ve only replicated it with white beads on dark indigo dyed fabric, little lines of 4 size-15 beads on each stitch. It would be a great pleasure and honor to try it with thread on one of Sylvia Pippen’s pieces. Thanks for this month’s giveaway!

  78. Barbara Zaslow says:

    I do a lot of hand embroidery but have never done sashiko although I’ve long admired it. It is on my bucket list of techniques to learn.

  79. connie hall says:

    I first attempted Sashiko following instructions from a magazine about 8 years ago. Most recently I incorporated Sylvia’s Koi design into a quilt. I am looking forward to attending a workshop that Sylvia is giving at my quilt guild this spring.

  80. Barbaraben says:

    I’ve always wanted to try sashiko and studied the quilts in Kitty Pippen’s books. This would really get me motivated to start a sashiko project.

  81. Amy L says:

    I haven’t tried sashiko work yet, but would love to learn it, especially with one of Sylvia Pippen’s beautiful cyanotype prints. Thank you for highlighting her work. I enjoyed the education.

  82. Signe says:

    Fascinated by shasiko as a art form, I think I even pronounce it properly now. I have a kit that I have hauled to Europe and back …. still all bundled to be ready for my waiting fingers.

  83. Debbie M says:

    I’ve always admired photos of the sashiko work of others, but I’ve never tried it. This might just be the push!

  84. Kathe D says:

    I tried sashiko many years ago on a small wall hanging. Good fun, and I’m ready to try again!

  85. Kristin Sykes-David says:

    I made a mini quilt for a friend that included folded flowers and sashiko stitching several years ago. I would love to try it again.

  86. Betty says:

    I have taken a class on doing sashiko by machine so have done a bit. I would love to try my “hand” at sashiko stitching.

  87. Barbara Sullivan says:

    I am a beginner but have long loved the art form. I’ve visited Japan several times and have a master demonstrate in Kyoto. I’m introducing my granddaughter to Japan in June.

  88. Hilda Krebs says:

    I am new to sashiko, have only experimented would love to go into it with more detail

  89. Pat Stack says:

    I am quite new to quilting and related techniques but marvel at the experiences others have. Winning would be an opportunity to branch into another realm of “needle work” thus expanding my horizons.
    I am in awe of what others have accomplished and are willing to share with newbies like me.

  90. Michelle says:

    Sashiko is so appealing to me because I love blue and white. So far I have only collected pattern ideas. Thanks for your lovely giveaways!

  91. Michelle beach says:

    My experience with sashiko stitching, none, except admiration. I’ve tie dyed stitching but not this particular way. Also I’ve dyed with cyanotype in the past. Love her work and the needles are exciting! Thanks for your offer and sharing!

  92. Donna says:

    My experience with sashiko is limited (so far!) to admiring it from afar, drooling over designs and samples, and perennially adding it to my “to try someday” list. Sylvia’s work is so inspiring!

  93. Judith Wegner says:

    I started working on sashiko last summer, after I had found Okan Arts and completed a hexagram quilt using yukata fabric with flowers and indigo backing. I was drawn by the beauty and simplicity of the art, as well as by the explanation that this form of lovely embroidery developed as a way of making warm clothes from layers needing mending. I have completed one sampler and am working on a second. I also gave my sister-in-law (whose hobby is basketmaking) a sampler set for Christmas. I’ve admired Sylvia Pippen enormously. Thanks for your great coverage of the Tokyo quilt show and related information;

  94. Veronica Sethre says:

    I have always loved Sylvia Pippens patterns and her books and her Mom’s.

  95. marty says:

    very drawn to sashiko stitching. Not so pleased with my results yet. So much more difficult than anticipated. Good meditation.

  96. Laura Gottlieb says:

    I love the look of sashiko and have added some sashiko elements to other quilts, but have never done a complete sashiko project. I love doing handwork, and would love to try one of Sylvia Pippen’s sashiko projects: I know that she’s the queen of sashiko!

  97. Mary DeRay says:

    In 2006 I ran across Kitty Pippens book Quilting with Japanese Fabrics at the Paducah show. I was “hooked” ! I learned to do sashiko from Kitty Plippin and by 2010 I had called Kitty and asked her permission to teach her techniques from hwe book which she generously granted…. I went on to start ‘Simply Sashiko Designs’ to share my love for sashiko with others in a simplified fashion to incorporate into our western style wall hangings. I recently returned from a once in a lifetime Quilt & Textile tour with Japan Deluxe Tours…from Tokyo Quilt Show tp Kyoto visiting many wonderful textile studios and museums. The highlight going to Sashiko artist Akie Ginza’s home and exhibition which happened to be on her 85th birthday! As with Kitty, her work inspires me to continue on my sashiko journey. I presented her with a wall piece I had done and she was so kind abd appreciative. These are memories I will hold for a lifetime.

    • Mary DeRay says:

      Apologies for not proofreading my spelling…at 71, I feel fortunate to tackle the computer at all! Grandchildren are truly our tech support team.

  98. Mary Burger says:

    I have zero experience with sashiko stitching but love the fabrics.

  99. Marilyn Sollers says:

    I have done one small sashiko panel of a rabbit and moon motif which was pre-printed and purchased at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum. The panel hangs in my sewing room and always makes me smile. I can’t wait for the end of June when the Japanese exhibit at the museum opens.

  100. Shirley says:

    Tried sashiko quilting/stitching several years ago on some vintage silk in a vest front. Found it difficult to be precise, needs LOTS of practice, not as easy as it looks.

  101. Kathy Weyenberg says:

    It is on my list to learn.

  102. Nicole says:

    Well darn. (I’m in Canada). But I made myself a kimono a few years ago and called it “sashiko for the modern girl” it was HOT BRIGHT pink and it is awesome! I did 10 4″ squares of different stitches/patterns down the two front panels.

  103. Kris Koponen says:

    After trying a couple of small sashiko embroidery projects I decided to design a quilt by drawing my own designs on nine 8 x 8 indigo fabric squares and stitching with white Olympus Sashiko thread. Each square was an unique design of traditional japanese motifs… It was a wedding quilt for my daughter and her new husband. Sashiko is meditation for my heart!

  104. Julie Stump says:

    I have no experience with sashiko but am eager to learn.

  105. sue odonnell says:

    I purchased some small sashiko kits in Japan to make while on my trip. They were fun to do and a great intro to sashiko

  106. Carol Strum says:

    I love hand stiching and, for me, shashiko-style stiching is the most satisfying to do and the most beautiful to behold!

  107. Barbara Hume says:

    My sashiko blocks are ready to become a quilt along with some special fabrics. I will be visiting you to find the fabric to fill in the holes once the quilt is designed. Now it will have a curve thanks to doodle piecing.

  108. melissa says:

    I don’t have any experience with the needle work but have always admired it and would love to try it!

  109. Lyn says:

    Beautiful work. Would love to try it. Generous giveaway. Thank you for sharing.

  110. Nan Jorgensen says:

    Sashiko stitching was part of a trip to Japan several years ago. I spent a month in youth hostels and learning about fabrics, gardens, architecture and the Japanese manner of living. As a senior, it was the best way to travel and get to know people. After I came home, I saw an amazing coat done in different types of sashiko stitching that a woman had done by the bedside of a dying relative. What a beautiful tribute to the time they shared!!! I’d like to learn so I can do a more humble, but lasting piece too.

  111. Greta Huseboe says:

    I have no experience at all with Sashiko Stitching.

  112. Lynn Haia says:

    I have taken a class in Hawaii. I enjoyed following the patterns and the size of the stitches. First we made a sampler, then created a pouch. Very relaxing.

  113. jackie says:

    i took a book out of the library about 20 years ago, but never tried it. would love to try again

  114. Hester Tinti says:

    I just finished my first sashiko pillow and I enjoyed the process very much. I went much faster than I thought it would. I am looking forward to more stitching.

  115. Rebecca says:

    I have taken two sashiko classes, and I love it. The classes taught a combination of sashiko and applique, which are wonderful together. I hope to do a lot more!

  116. Susan Grancio says:

    I stitched three sashiko squares a while back and bought a range of blue fabrics to use with them – need to get them out, hang them up and work on some design ideas. Love the panels in the giveaway and would like to try the thread, new to me.

  117. Donna Capis says:

    My first introduction to sashiko was a small book by Kimi Ota purchased in the international district in Seattle many years ago. I was taken by the designs and their history but did not attempt to do any stitching until I found a small kit in Hawaii. I’ve since completed three of those kits and and am working on another, this one with small rabbits. They are fun to do and the stitches are easy to form as they are printed on the fabric. Now I need to learn to stitch without printed stitches. Takes practice! I took a class from Sylvia Pippen on sashiko and applique so am working on those stitches.The design is California poppies appliqued and sashiko foliage.

  118. Lyn says:

    I have taken a class at Houston, read several books, and stitched a wide sashiko border to a batik panel which became a wall quilt. Wow, that maple leaf cyanotype print is lovely!