Contact: Sashiko Joyce

If you’re reading this blog, you probably have a favorite hand-stitching technique. Redwork? Cross-stitch? Needlepoint? Blackwork? My favorite is sashiko.

traditional sashiko.jpgFor over twenty years I have enjoyed stitching traditional Japanese sashiko samplers.  I stitched the designs, pre-printed on indigo blue fabric, with white thread.  The result was a simple, elegant piece of needlework.

When I began stitching my own designs, I was inspired by the American Southwest – the natural environment and the many cultures that live in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Utah.

If you would like to contact me,  write me at

Happy Stitching,

Sashiko Joyce