Have you seen my friend Karen Lewis’s newest book Wabi-Sabi Sewing?
I’m so happy you’re here because today is my day on the fun-filled blog hop celebrating Karen’s gorgeous book! I’m thrilled to be in excellent company, and you can follow along and meet makers from around the globe by using #wabisabisewing or @karenlewistextiles. There are giveaways, insights into the book, reviews, beautiful examples of projects and much more, so don’t miss a day!
To celebrate Karen’s book, I’m having a giveaway! For your chance to win, head over to @tierneybarden and play along - it’s easy!
A copy of Wabi-Sabi Sewing
Three Fat Quarters of my naturally dyed organic sateen, just like those used in several of the projects
One skein of cotton sashiko thread
Needle keep and a Tulip hand quilting needle
Fond of texture, Karen uses a variety of fabrics in her projects, from bark cloth and linen to her own hand printed fabrics, and I’m honored to say, my hand dyed fabrics.
With categories like LIVING, EATING, EXPLORING and SLEEPING, Wabi-Sabi Sewing has something for everyone. Karen includes a wide range of techniques from quilting to embroidery to visible mending. You’ll find projects that use a few scraps and come together quickly, as well as projects that use a bit more fabric, the scrappier the better, and still come together quickly!
Every step of making this Hexagon Harmony pillow was fun! I chose big stitch hand quilting, just like Karen did, and it was my first time using sashiko thread and Tulip needles. Wow, they’re sharp needles, but what a difference they made stitching through the layers of fabric and wool batting. Karen’s instructions were straight forward and the entire project moved right along. I used a down pillow insert and am in love with the result!
I’ve just updated my shop with freshly dyed fabrics and OOAK gift items. Have a look!