By Clay, J.
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 mo...tifs 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 Craft 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.Read more
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.
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