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Erin Eggenburg's Embroidery Blog

Visible Mending as Wearable Art

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Visible Mending as Wearable Art

I've been working on a handful of sashiko projects, and was feeling comfortable enough in my skill to branch out into a variation that has my contemporary style combined with more traditional sashiko style mending.

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Embroider Your Own Patches

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Embroider Your Own Patches

Hand embroidered patches are beautiful, filled with hundreds of stitches. Now you can make your own handmade patch. Each patch kit comes with printed instructions and all of the materials you'll need to embroider a patch!

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DIY Project: Salvaging Ravaged Clothing with Visible Stitching

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DIY Project: Salvaging Ravaged Clothing with Visible Stitching

Using a sashiko style visible mending and some simple scraps of fabric, I added new life to this previously determined disaster of a jean jacket headed for the landfill.

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The Symmetry of Sashiko Stitching

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The Symmetry of Sashiko Stitching

What is Sashiko? Sashiko stitching is an ancient Japanese embroidery technique for joining fabric together with visible mending. It is also used in quilting and as decorative embellishment on clothing.  Sashiko is created using a running stitch to create a repeating symmetrical or geometric pattern. The lines do not intersect when they cross paths. There are lots of traditional patterns, but you can also make up your own repeating pattern using a ruler and anything with a round base.  I used 4 free patterns that I found on the internet, printed, and transferred to fabric.  How do you pronounce it?...

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Embroidery for people who crave order

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Embroidery for people who crave order

Sashiko embroidery is an easy, pleasing way to mend to embellish clothing. The designs are as simple or as intricate as you make them. Historically, a Japanese mending technique, this type of embroidery requires very few materials.

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