Today I followed a workshop Sashiko by Irene Outshoorn at the Quilterspalet in The Hague. I had a fantastic afternoon, and this really is technique I want to learn more about, and practise more. It's not very complicated, but to make regular stitches, that's not always easy. Sashiko is a japanese quilting/sewing technique. Originally it's white thread on a indigo-blue fabric. It was used to make clothes stronger, or to decorate. Especially in the little villages each family had his own favorite patterns. If you want to read more about it, there is a very good book translated in dutch from Susan Briscoe, it's called Sashiko Handboek / The ultimate Sashiko Source book. Instead of blue indigo fabric, I used a brown japanese fabric.