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Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook : Patterns, Projects and Inspirations


Sashiko, the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting, uses simple running stitch to create beautifully decorative patterns ideal for patchwork, quilting and embroidery. Sashiko (pronounced shash-ko) refers to the small running stitch that is worked to build up distinctive decorative patterns, of which there are hundreds.
The book begins by exploring the origins of the technique to strengthen clothes and to make them warmer. Getting Started describes everything you need to begin stitching, including selecting suitable fabrics and threads, marking out patterns on the fabric, as well as the stitching technique itself. Ten project chapters show how easy it is to use sashiko patterns to make beautiful items for the home. The main focus of the book is the step-by-step detail in the pattern library, showing you exactly how to mark and stitch each individual pattern with ease.
Finally a gallery of work by contemporary Japanese textile artists from Yuza Sashiko Guild provides extra inspiration. A fabulous book for all those wanting to explore this beautiful japanese stitching style.

Format Paperback | 128 pages

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