The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook
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The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook : Patterns, Projects and Inspirations

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Sashiko (pronounced shash-ko) means 'stab stitch' and 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 sleecting 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 sashiko patterns are described in step-by-step detail in the pattern library, showing you exactly how to achieve each individual pattern with ease. Finally a gallery of work by contemporary Japanese extile artists provides extra inspiration.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 214 x 276 x 12mm | 539.77g
  • DAVID & CHARLES
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 225 colour illustrations
  • 0715318470
  • 9780715318478
  • 1,525

Table of contents

Introduction History of Sashiko - illustrated with examples of original sashiko; Getting Started - equipment, tools, marking out distortions, starting and finishing, threads and needles stitching action, fabrics, sashiko for patchwork and quilting, counted sashiko; The Projects - Framed samplers X 3, Coasters X 12, Greetings cards X 6, Table mats X 2, Sampler cushions X 2, Tote bags X 2, Noren curtain (traditional door hangings), Drawstring bags X 2, Zabuton floor cushions X 2, Table runner; Pattern Library; Running Stitch; Patterns - square, square and spiral, shippo and curves, starfish, waves, hemp leaf, weaves, square grid, diamonds, hexagons, saya brocade, and variations on each; One-Stitch; Patterns rice, coin, persimmon flower, woven, darned, and variations on each; Motifs; Gallery; Acknowledgments; Suppliers; Bibliography; Pattern Index; General Indexshow more

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.show more

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