Happy New Year my dear readers. I wish you all a crafty and funny year. I started mine by finishing this mini project: this is a small pouch designed to carry my knitting essentials (tape measure, tapestry needle, scissors and waste yarn). I brought it over with me for my stay in France during the Christmas break as I thought hand stitching would be needed during this period of high excitement. I was right: I couldn’t have done without this project and my glittery blue mitten project (hand stitching is almost as soothing and relaxing as knitting).
I chose to make some sashiko inspired stitching all over the pouch, because I couldn’t wait to try one of the techniques discovered in Zakka Sewing. I really love the way the colours work together and that the pattern repeats perfectly when the pouch is closed. The pouch is using a simple design of mine. The sashiko pattern is part of one of the patterns found here.
There is some more sashiko in progress on my dining table, I’ll tell you all about this later. I can tell you this will be an embroidery year my friends!
I also posted this project to this week Handmade Monday at the Handmade Harbour. Check out the other lovely makes there.