I know, this was scheduled for last week, but between a quilt show and a family emergency things got away from me. It didn’t help that the first two entries were so good we had a difficult time deciding which would place first.
The Spring Sashiko Challenge will be available April 1. Thomas and I have selected fabrics and thread colors for the kits and we’ll be putting them together for purchase in the Kimonomomo Etsy shop very soon. You can also participate in the Indiegogo Sashiko Challenge available here.
So here they are, the first ever Kimonomomo Winter Sashiko Challenge Winners.
First place – Joan Glasper (US)
“I had so much fun designing and stitching this piece! What fun! I was so glad to be introduced to the Tulip Sashiko needles, as they are the best I’ve tried. I can say the same for the Hida thread. Glad to know you carry it.”
“I’m honored that you chose my piece! Making it challenged my creativity, especially when I decided to pair the Japanese green, yellow, and black ikat kimono fabric with the sumi-e fabric, one strongly patterned and the other amorphous. Sashiko is so versatile and there are so many patterns to experiment with and combine. I really enjoy the rhythm of the stitching. My next project is to again pair these same fabrics to make a companion piece that is related but different.”
Second place – Marie-Catherine Bougard (France)
“Here is my final production! I’m very proud of it cause I’ve just start Sashiko. I have such fun to do it.”
Third place – Sarah Young (US)