Japanese Sashiko Tutorial

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April 2018

This beautiful Japanese folk textile embroidery form translates as ‘little stabs’ and was traditionally used as a form of darning, or quilting stitch to build up warmth in winter clothing.

A little different to Western embroidery, the needle is much longer and loaded with multiple stitches to get these structured geometric lines.

 

Our kit included the full template, step by step instructions and enough fabric to make two placemats – or the design could be tweaked to make a bag, book cover or small cushion cover.

 

We normally source our kits in the UK, but for this one, we imported the authentic materials from Japan, with lovely open weave indigo fabric, sashiko thread and needles.

Scroll down for the video tutorial…

Let’s get stitching!

If you missed the kit and would like the downloadable pdf instructions & templates, you’ll find them in Etsy shop*.

*You won’t need these if you’ve already bought the kit, the printed versions are in your box.

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