31 Jul

The Finished Sashiko Table Runner

I am so thrilled to share the finished hand-stitched table runner I made for the beautiful side table I restored last last year. They look wonderful together.

The runner is stitched with a cross-stitch sashiko pattern called Jujizashi. I’d always wanted to try this one but felt intimidated by its seeming complexity. It was so much easier to do than I’d assumed.

My lovely friend Barb did the finishing on this for me because when I attempted to sew it together myself I completely messed it up. I had to undo all the sewing, and then Barb offered to do it for me. She did a spectacular job. The shibori dyed fabric coasters pictured on the table in the first shot were also made by her.

Making things for my own home is such a special thing, and always a great opportunity for learning.

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