Exploring Etsy – Cynthia Treen Studio

Another month, another needlecraft adventure my friends. Before we venture into the wilds of Etsy I just want to say a huge congratulations to Mr X and family for their new addition; she’s so cute! Speaking of cute, today’s featured maker Cynthia Treen has created a whole world of it…

SASHIKO – How Far Can You Go?

Happy Sunday to you! Today our topic is a technique called 刺し子 Sashiko (pronounced: sa-sh-ko). Sashiko falls under the category of “functional embroidery”. Sashiko is sometimes found on clothing because it reinforces cotton fabric and can be stitched quickly in attractive patterns. Today, Sashiko is mainly decorative and often seen…