What is Sashiko? Sashiko means “little stabs” referring to the distinctive running stitch that defines this technique of Japanese needlework. Traditional Sashiko was used to reinforce or repair old clothing with simple stitches to strengthen and mend. Today, the traditional art of Sashiko has become an art form in itself and is used for primarily decorative purposes like visible mending, quilting and embroidery. Sashiko designs consist of geometric patterns and tesselating shapes. Common motifs include designs inspired by nature like clouds, bamboo, rippling water and waves and persimmon flower. Traditionally Sashiko was known for its graphic style and light colour …
Spring is officially just around the corner, so we are celebrating the season with some beautiful organic yarns as well as some fun Easter projects and haberdashery gifts.
We had some exciting deliveries at Loop last week, including some more La Bien Aimée yarns for our gorgeous new On the Spice Market Shawl Kit! We also restocked some of our other popular kits like Tiny Tassels in La Bien Aimée Cashmerino, the La Bien Aimée version of Pop Spots and the Siren Song Shawl Kit.