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Sashiko: 20 Projects Using Traditional Japanese Stitching

Learn the stunning art of Sashiko stitching with this comprehensive guide that's packed with inspirational ideas. Meaning "little stabs", sashiko is a traditional Japanese sewing method that uses evenly spaced running stitches to create eye-catching geometric patterns.

  • 20 patterns and motifs that readers can choose from and use as templates for their own unique Sashiko designs.
  • Thorough guidance on the tools, materials and basic techniques.
  • Included are large-scale items such as bedding, a door curtain and wall-hanging, and smaller items, such as brooches, greetings cards and notebook covers.
Sashiko explores the history of this strikingly effective technique and demonstrates how to apply it to a range of useful and ornamental items for the home, accessories and gifts.

Projects include:
  • greeting cards
  • brooch
  • tablemats
  • coasters
  • zabuton pincushion
  • needle case
  • book cover
  • kinchaku craft bag
  • cushion cover
  • wall hanging
  • table runner
  • laundry bag
  • Japanese-bound book
  • duvet set
  • furoshiki
  • two seasons scarf
  • noren door curtain
  • coin purse
  • patchwork bag
  • Japanese crossover apron