During the past week, I have been embroidering a Sashiko sampler. Sashiko, which literally means little stabs or little pierce, is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching from Japan that started out in the 17th century. It was originally used to reinforce homespun clothes and to repair worn places or tears with patches. The technique…

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The Edsadvent CAL

Those of you who follow The Stitching Sheep on Instagram will have noticed the daily updates of the Edsadvent CAL I joined. As today is the 24th of December it is the final day of the advent calendar and that means I have finished the animal! She is called Gloria and she is a Red…

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