Jill Clay’s ‘Sashiko: 20 Projects Using Traditional Japanese Stitching’ teaches readers the art of sashiko stitching in a comprehensive guide that’s packed with inspirational ideas.
Meaning “little stabs”, sashiko is a traditional Japanese sewing method that uses evenly spaced running stitches to create eye-catching geometric patterns. A wonderful source book that includes 20 patterns and motifs that readers can choose from and use as templates for their own unique sashiko creations.
The book features thorough guidance on the tools, materials and basic techniques. It covers large-scale items such as bedding, door curtains and wall-hangings, as well as smaller items, such as brooches, greetings cards and notebook covers.
Sashiko 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.