Nuido-It-Yourself – Boro Denim Revival

Last month I whined about canceling my trip to Japan. Fear not! Ain’t nobody gonna hold me down! I’ve rescheduled and we’ll be heading for the streets of Tokyo IN just one short week away. During the first leg of our trip we’ll be staying in an neighborhood called Shimokitazawa…

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…