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NEW 2018 – Western themed fabrics from Windham

NEW from Windham Fabrics Wonderful southwest designs on new Windham Fabrics will be in the stores this spring. THUNDER SPIRIT and ADOBE are perfect complements to Sashiko Southwest blocks. Designs from MIMBRES Pottery with ADOBE prints. (Mimbres blocks available on Brown, Red-Brown and classic Indigo fabric) ADOBE                    Fabric Gallery > Adobe        This collection by Whistler Studios brings realistic southwestern scenery and artifacts to life. Create a desert themed […]

Indigo Report from Japan

INDIGO The traditional art of dyeing indigo threads and weaving the textile is thriving in Japan. Read the entire article on the Blue and White blog posted on December 6, 2017: Consider the Lowly Thread From its humble origins as a cotton boll, its fibers are plucked and stretched and twisted into multi-ply threads that are stripped down to single ply then twisted into strands to make a sturdier thread for weaving and stitching, […]


Sashiko: Beyond Blue+White

Get Creative with COLORED THREADS!   Traditional Japanese designs are stitched in white thread on an indigo blue background. An alternative to classic Blue+White is stitching with colored threads: DMC #5 Perle Cotton has a distinctive twist and a gloss finish.  Olympus Sashiko thread is available in many colors.  Both companies offer variegate colors. Sashiko thread should be used directly from the skein. Both Olympus and DMC Perle Cotton should be used as a single-strand, […]