Example of Blackwork, so called because it was usually done using black thread and generally in geometric patterns. So beautiful!
this book is all about how to make pretty towels with sashiko embroidery that have a great variety of everyday uses. sashiko embroidery is a traditional japanese needle craft, with repeating stitches that create a beautiful overall pattern. this book has a number of designs that can be used on hand towels or small cloths, to create a lovely and useful textile works. most of the projects are designed for and shown as 35 cm square or 32 by 42 cm sized towels, but you could easily modify the…