I love to try new techniques, and when I was visiting the beautiful Mill Rose Cottage late last year, I picked up some Sashiko embroidery panels. The lines are pre-printed onto the panel and all you do is stitch using a running stitch.
I used a Sashiko thread which is similar to a Perle Cotton, in a bright white colour to highlight the lovely pattern. There are also special long needles that you should use but I found my embroidery needles did the trick.
You can see that I haven't embroidered all the outside crosses, as I am thinking of attaching a border and maybe even adding more panels for a table runner.
Now why not pop across to Martina at Sunshine Quilting and have a look at the other works of art that the lovely bloggers have done. Always inspirational