I've managed to get the Sashiko coasters done over the weekend. It was one of the small projects from Handstitched Class - embroidery week. Rachel introduced us to three traditional designs and explained the proper technique on how to stitch them.
|From right : Shippo Tsunagi, Juji Tsunagi, Hoshi Ami and Sakura Motif|
I've used Essex Linen in Medium Aqua, Light Blue, Putty and Dusty Pink for the embroidery backgrounds and Sand to frame and backed all of them. The traditional design coasters were stitched using Perle Cotton no. 8 and I've added a sakura motif using variegated Pearl Cotton no. 5, just for fun! Each of them measures at 4.5" square.
I've been wanting to do Sashiko embroidery for quite sometime and after making those coasters and knowing how simple and relaxing it is, I'm definitely trying them out again. Maybe cushion covers next...
Hope you have a lovely week ahead!