Sashiko is a Japanese art of embroidery that looks very intricate and complex, but is easy to do. Master this technique to make any item unique. Clothes of the simplest cut will look exquisite and very original. Traditionally, embroidery is done with white threads on blue fabric, so the decor is perfect for denim.
You will need:
- Long thin needle with a large eye;
- cotton threads for embroidery;
- copy paper white;
- ready-made pattern scheme;
The thread should be folded in two rows so that the seam comes out noticeable and embossed. Transfer the pattern to the fabric using a white carbon paper. You can also create a design directly on the fabric using chalk for a cut or a pointed bar of soap.
To begin with, embroider horizontal lines, then vertical, then the rest of the elements. Use one thread thickness for thin fabrics. The ratio of the length of the stitch on the right side to the length on the wrong side of the product should be 3: 2. Before finishing the line, before tying the knot, make a reserve so that the thread is not pulled. Cotton can shrink after washing and the fabric will shrink.
Stocks are left on the seamy side and at each turn of the embroidery. This technique will prevent the fabric from wrinkling. The order of the stitching is of great importance for the individual elements. In the diagram, the top row shows the optimal location of the punctures. The bottom row is how not to do it.
Practice on small pieces of fabric before decorating your clothes.
Sashiko will make the most laconic silhouettes more interesting.