Sashiko stitching

I have been keen to learn some sashiko stitching for a while. Sashiko is from Northern Japan, and means “little stab”. Simple stitches are used to make intricate designs.

Traditionally white thread is used on blue fabric. I have used plant dyed fabric and threads, using several colours on each piece.

I don’t usually work in this quite measured and controlled way, but am enjoying the patterns that can be created using this technique.

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