My hand quilting project is coming along slowly. I’m actually using this blanket on my bed right now, and I love the way it is turning out. The stitches almost disappear into the nap of the velour top fabric, so I haven’t used a ruler to mark lines. I love how organic and imperfect the lines of stitches look on the underside of the quilt (pictured).
I sew one or two arms lengths of thread a day. It has made me think about the various cultures that have specific styles of hand stitching that are passed down from mother to daughter.
I started a pinterest board to track my research and gather my thoughts. For now I am calling the pinterest board Textile History. (I don’t think the name is quite right, but it’ll do for now.)
In my research on sashiko I came across Shirahime, a blog about ethical and sustainable fashion. There are so many well written articles. There was a great post about Upcycling, Recycling, and Downcycling. And I’m also obsessed with the articles filed under Traditional Craft Skills.