Japanese Sashiko Inspirations

Japanese Sashiko Inspirations : 25 Ways to Explore a Traditional Technique

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Discover sashiko, the Japanese method of decorative stitching to create striking patterns on fabric with lines of simple running stitch.

Bring a touch of the Orient to your home with 25 unique projects exploring 12 essential methods for working with sashiko.

Gain inspiration from the traditional Japanese pieces which inspired the project designs and a gallery of the author's sashiko pieces.

Each chapter features a taster project, ideal for beginners to try the technique, then more challenging larger pieces to perfect new skills.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 210 x 276 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 120 Illustrations, color
  • 0715326414
  • 9780715326411
  • 89,275

Table of contents

1 Mihon Table Runner; Using small sashiko samples; 2 Koshi Throw; Stitching on checked and striped fabric; 3 Sakiori Bolster; Easy Hitomezashi (one-stitch) patterns; 4 Irodori Cushions; Thread colour combinations; 5 Marumon Screen; Combining pictorial and gridded designs; 6 Sensu Tablemat; Distorting sashiko patterns; 7 Kasuri Throw; Working sashiko on simple patchwork; 8 Tansu Pocket Hanging; Using shaded threads for Kakurezashi (hidden sashiko); 9 Kiku Panel; Filling picture outlines with sashiko; 10 Ranru Wall Hanging; Using sashiko patterns for patchwork; 11 Koi Scroll; Pictorial designs using coloured sashiko; 12 Kimono Wall Hanging; Sashiko with patchwork & applique.
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About Susan Briscoe

Susan Briscoe is a textile designer, author and teacher, specializing in sashiko and Japanese textile design. After graduating in visual art and design, Susan worked as an English teacher in Japan, where she also studied the tea ceremony, traditional textiles, and kimono design and tailoring. Susan has created design kits for Japanese patchwork fabrics, published textile projects in books and magazines, and demonstrates her work at quilt and textile shows.
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