Learn the stunning art of Sashiko stitching with this comprehensive guide that's packed with inspirational ideas. Meaning "little stabs", it's 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.
Jill Clay worked as a silk artist and taught adult education including City and Guild Textiles for many years. She started a tour company, Festival of Japan, with a special focus on textiles. Sashiko stitching now remains her favorite pastime. Jill lives in Richmond, North Yorkshire, UK.