Simply Sashiko

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If you are looking for a sashiko book that will serve you well both asa beginner and an experienced stitched, this 120 page book from Nihon Vogue is wonderful! Lovely clear photos and instructions, lots of lovely projects, and stitching template for 36 key patterns. 

From Tuttle: 

Sashiko: the needlework form of both decorative and functional embroidery developed in Japan many centuries ago.

With just four key materials needed—needle, thread, thimble and fabric—Sashiko stitches have long been a favourite for quilting and embroidery. Today, the style is popular in the visible mending movement because of its simplicity, efficiency and aesthetic appeal. With Simply Sashiko, you can apply centuries-old Japanese techniques to your home, clothing and accessories in a fun, modern way.

This book gives you simple but thorough lessons on the ins and outs (literally) of 36 different sashiko patterns, plus designs for stylish home and personal accessories so you can try them out, including:
  • Decorative pouches
  • Little purses
  • Placemats and napkins
  • Covered brooches and buttons
  • And much more!

Step-by-step instructions and detailed color photos show you everything from transferring patterns to perfecting your stitch technique. User-friendly templates help you keep your motifs balanced and even, while color combinations ranging from the traditional white and indigo to multicolored threads on primary colored backgrounds inspire you to get creative with these basic stitches.


About the Author:
Nihon Vogue is one of Japan's preeminent publishers of books on handicrafts, with a long history and hundreds of titles on knitting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, paper crafts, tole painting and more. Publications in English include works by Hitomi Shida, Keiko Okamoto, Yoko Hatta, Shizuko Kuroha and other internationally recognized designers.