Sashiko means 'little stab', which accurately describes the simple running stitch required for this traditional technique. Originally invented for warmth and economy, sashiko combines country style with intricate designs. In this comprehensive sourcebook, talented needlewoman Susan Briscoe shares everything you need to know to get the most from sashiko, from selecting fabrics and threads to marking and stitching the patterns. Ten easy project chapters provide the perfect introduction to the incredible library of sashiko designs; these are followed by a gallery of sashiko masterpieces for further inspection.
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