• Intricate Decor: Decorate with Sashiko Embroidery

    Sashiko - Japanese art of embroidery, which looks very intricate and difficult, but is easy to perform. Master this technique to give uniqueness to any thing. The clothes of the simplest cut will look elegant and very original. Traditionally, embroidery is done with white thread along the blue fabric, so the decor is ideal for denim.

    You will need:

    • Long, thin needle with a large eye;
    • cotton threads for embroidery;
    • Scotch;
    • white copy paper;
    • finished pattern scheme;
    • thimble

    The thread should be folded in two rows so that the seam is noticeable and prominent. Transfer the pattern to the fabric using a white "carbon paper". You can build a pattern directly on the fabric, using chalk for cutting or a pointed piece of soap.

    To begin with, they embroider horizontal lines, then vertical ones, after the remaining elements. For thin fabrics, use a single thread thickness. The ratio of stitch length on the front to the length on the wrong side of the product should be 3: 2. Before finishing the line, before you tie a knot, make a stock so that the thread does not stretch.Cotton can shrink after washing, and the fabric will shrink.

    Stocks are left on the seamy side and with each turn of the embroidery. This technique will not allow the fabric to wrinkle. Of great importance is the order of laying stitches in the performance of individual elements. In the diagram, in the top row, the optimal puncture location is displayed. In the bottom row - how to do should not be.


    Practice on small pieces of fabric before embarking on decorating clothes.

    Sashiko will make the most concise silhouettes more interesting.

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