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Sashiko : A Japanse embroidery technique

teacher avatar Cerise Montauban, Traveler and embroiderer

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    • 2.

      Material you need


    • 3.

      Draw your pattern


    • 4.

      Basic stitches


    • 5.

      Sashiko project


    • 6.

      Now it's your turn


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Do you know Sashiko, the white and indigo Japanese embroidery?

Come to learn what it is and how to make your own. With some basic techniques you would be able to do some beautiful projects, what do you have in mind? 

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Cerise Montauban

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1. Introduction: Hello. My name is stories and today we'll talk about Sachin. So she goes of Japanese on broader remit of white thread on any good, good and fabric. At that, said she will come from the most popular classes of Japanese society, especially fisherman from the north of the country. They couldn't afford a lot of fabric, so they used to mandate close with that technique. It was also used to stitch few layers of fabric together for winter clothes. During the 20 century Japan begin a richer country and Santiago became an embellishment technique for cushion and quit as well. It arrived in Europe and America at that time. Traditionally, Stashenko is met of geometrical patterns that's useful, took over big spaces regularly at the beginning, where just parallels and perpendicular lines. But like everywhere in the world, woman found a way to make it look nicer. Now there's a lot of flour and animal patterns in stashenko they came from. Also, Japanese text thinks that culinary used for the most beautiful criminals, the most popular are Sankara, So charity flower and you may the plan for our we said that 16 better off lower, which is a symbol of the ray of family aid is a lucky number in Japan. So is a 16 bit out flower. The royal family was expecting a double look. Okay, let's stop making some fresh ago. 2. Material you need: Hello. In this video, we'll talk about the matter old. You need to make session. It's always the same. The only difference is the size of the fabric. Depending on your project, a mirror or young is definitely enough to start to practice and make some small projects. You'll find material surgical material in all big cities. If you're living in the countryside, everything I'll talk about, you can find it on the Internet on online shops, so you will need, uh, any good 100 person garden. I sometimes walk on lighter blue fabric like the name. It's very nice, but traditionally it's a needle. If you want to be able to wash your surgical, have the one you have to wash it before you start stitching. Do so until the washable water stop turning blue so he won't die. The fret. You don't want that to happen. Um, some says she go. Fred White Sash, a girlfriend the best place to fan its its quill shops, as Sasha Co. Is after news in quails projects, I would be sold in one long friend. I've been told to make a big look like that. Cut it in the middle, separating true frets on bread friends. After that, you just have to pull one friend and you have a good size. Fred under Tunggal three ball. You'll need a long surgical needle if you want to try before buying everything. A wound needle for tapestry. A mega job, a white Ben for fabrics if you don't want to buy it or if you have trouble to finance. A little shock would make the drum. But I prefer the band a pencil. The White goblin shits a ruler. I've got a Japanese order, I advise it for all kind off quest projects. It's very useful but honestly philosophical. A regular one is enough. A compass, some square paper and a lot of time. That's it. 3. Draw your pattern: hello classical stashenko pattern can be made with the Aruna on a compass First, draw square. Even if you project is on a square, it's easier to draw the pattern this way and first thing. Sorry for our American friends. I'm walking in centimeters. I try to give you the measurement in inches as often as possible, I promise with the two different patterns. First, this one in a 15 centimeter square or six inches square, but were always until lines every 2.5 sentimental or one inch on this line. Mega mark every five centimeters from the bottom left corner on the safe in nine starts, at 2.5 centimeter from the age and then five and again with a compact stroke, 2.5 centimeter one each. Righteous circle on base points stop from the bedroom and until you go over the on tir square, then two centimeters Graduates circle inside this circles pastoral, so about seven inches. But that doesn't really matter truth inside and keep it for the entire pattern. That the important thing. Okay, so that's it. It was easy, wasn't it? The seven burdens will do its this one. It's a bit more complex to make it clearer. This is an animated version of the drawing of the better draw, always until on vertical lines every five centimeters, two inches. I joined the top left corner on the first square with the bottom right corner off the seven square. Join the bottom left corner off the first choir with the top right corner off the second square. Booth them cross with all the squares. Then join the bottom left corner with the top right corner of the square on the top, on the bottom right corner with a left up corner off the same square. Do you understand? Booth them with all the squares. If you're looking carefully, you can t you bottom in the center square. Right now. It's just obstructed by a lot of all the lines. You may want to compete with the Red Ben for all the square. You have to make a mark on the meter of every outside age drunk. These marks with the opposite corners find uncooked, be in red all the battles you had make to patterns now, and I'm sure you're getting with some how some of them are met just by watching carefully. You can modify the scale as you want the banding on your projects. If you're creative, you can also do all the kind of burdens, like like this way. For example, if you need ID's, just look for static on the Internet, you will find a lot of things. 4. Basic stitches: you know. So now we're ready. Style down Broad. Reebok's, uh, just all the world I will give you now for the classic sash ago, you may find in museum or books bit different Sachin core, because the walls on local place can be big difference. That's normal. So for the stitches, it's a straight stitch, so it's very not complicated, but it need to be extremely regrettable to be beautiful like that all you want. I first went to a small note at the extremity of the friend by killing it a few times around the new escape, and we have enough that's more less debated to practice. You can draw a straight line on your fabric of use. One of the batting just may. Don't worry if the pen seems not walking at first, it need time for the ink to appear. We stopped on the backside. We big with it alone, fabric and come back treat or four millimeters after that way, have our first egx on the right. Then you just have to do it again in the game. But you have to be family. Regroup that the stitches are always a bit longer on the right side and then on the back side in such a cool stitches. Never touch each other. Evan. Crossing in colors. That's correct. That's not courage. But the corners have to be, well, knock like that. That's correct. Not correct. Starting a surgical project, you should always try to find the longest line. In that case, it's there and then the longest line, and again and again until you just have the shortest line of the fat off the bat. And you do good, a bit frustrating at the beginning because it takes time to see the badge in. But that's a good way to do it. At the end of the line, you may have the possibility to start another one if you found. If you thread Sorry, it's long enough. Do it if nuts you make a nuts and you take a new threats. Always think to regulate the tents off your friend big, especially because before making a nut. So you said she co will stay nice and fat and nuts. Oh, okay, 5. Sashiko project: you know it's time to start your such a good project. For the first time, I won't graduate to do something small, so you get to you. But and quickly the pattern we go into all the sequence. It's perfect for that report about under fabric. To do so, put the backside of the fabric on the white governments being the baby bath in kind of parents and all the line with a pen. So you know what your ovary don't. So it's a bed Intruder on the backside. I begin seed at the camera, Been in advice to enjoy it again with the Ben at the gavel, usually go away after some time. I know you want to start a friend now, but I advised to stand by. Walking on the outside square will be more comfortable after on. This is a good way to practice a bit more stitching without having to take care of the pattern. So now you have to find the longest line, which is here. Careful, not touching the age when you arrive at the junction because of shred skin could search each other. You will make on the one stage for the both lines. So you only have one stage at then. At that line you can continue the second circles without getting it. So if you like me, the thread is long enough. You have to do is still with the same Fredericka. Now I'm brought over Insidesocal feel the square. You should look at something like that on the backside. Do it again until you come back to square. And that's it. You did you first article. 6. Now it's your turn: I hope this class was interesting for you. You can use special for a lot of things on decoration, accessorized close a music it for the color and up, about off a shirt. Right now, you can keep it classic are using that. Use it as to Shinza colors and the fabric. Make it your own. If you want to go throws around sash ical. I recommend you that book to ultimate sash ical So SPOOKED by Suzanne Briscoe It's not a nicer just. I think it's a very cold book, so now it's your turn to show me what you can do is stash good luck.