Pattern 8: Fundo (Scale weights)
I am going to post both of the last two patterns for this Sashiko sewalong this week to make up for my tardiness as my northern friends put it.
This first design has a satisfying symmetry about it that we might recognise as an apple core design. I thought it would be good to have another curvy design to complement the Wild Grasses design.
Draw out a ½” grid on to one of your 3” squares of your sampler.
You will also need a circular stencil to drawn around. This needs to measure just slightly less than 1”.
Use your circular stencil or shape to draw in the diagonal lines in one direction alternating the concave and convex lines as shown
Next draw in the diagonal lines in the other direction completing the shapes at the corners.
I suggest you use a short sashiko needle for this design to help you get round the curves more easily. Thread your needle with double thread and a knot on the end. I have worked four stitches in each curved section.
Stitch the diagonal lines in one direction first starting and finishing each row with a knot. I have left a small loop at each junction on the wrong side. Take care to leave an even gap at each junction so that the stitches do not collide when the next diagonal line of stitches cross this area.
This is what it should look like when you have completed all the diagonal rows.
Complete each of the four corners separately.
I will choose my favourite ones of this design and the next one and get in contact to send you your prize! The overall Prize winner for the Sashiko Sampler will be revealed on Monday 9th December 2016. The very best of luck and I look forward very much to seeing the finished samplers!
Enjoy your Sashiko stitching!