I’ve been quite busy experimenting with a variety of sashiko and boro design concepts for table runners, some traditional and some modern, two of which are now available in kit form.
Five traditional Japanese family crests depicted in sashiko stitching. I’m very happy with this rustic type of striped fabric for bordering as I feel it both contrasts and complements the sashiko motifs beautifully and simply.
This runner actually began as a set of six Australian sashiko coaster dragonfly designs, which I stitched as a unified runner panel with a palette of red, white and yellow sashiko threads. I think the cotton print fabric chosen for bordering looks fabulous.