What is slow stitching, you ask? Well, in my book that would be hand sewing, hand piecing, and time taken to learn new hand stitching skills. We recently completed the latest #wisecraftstitchalong, the Sashiko coasters (slow and satisfying stitching) over in the Wise Craft Quilts Facebook group and it was loads of fun. I’m finding my comfort level in front of the camera more every session of these Facebook Live videos, and I am loving being able to connect with everyone in real time! But if you aren’t a fan of Facebook, or you didn’t get a chance to follow along with the FB Live stitching sessions, not to worry. I’ve created playlists of both of the #wisecraftstitchalongs we’ve done so far and they are now up on my YouTube channel. You can join in with supplies you may have on hand, or grab some from my shop (sashiko starter kit or EPP templates), and make some time for a little slow stitching during the holidays.
I am stitching up a new version of the Handstitched stitchalong using some bits of yardage picked up at Drygoods to make an appliqué pillow. The fussy cut version I did for our stitchalong (pictured above) turned out pretty cute (fabric is from Betz White’s “Juxtaposey” line), but now I’m running out of wall space, so a pillow is definitely in order.
Look for a brand new #wisecraftstitchalong coming in late January!