Sashiko for Beginners
Experience The Art of Mending
The Art of Mending ~Sashiko~
Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery using variations running stiches.
Sashiko needlework is a form of Japanese folk embroidery using variations of running stitches.
Sashiko was born in Northern area of Japan, hundreds of years ago.
Simple running stitches were used to reinforce or to mend worn farm clothes, making the darned piece stronger and warmer rather than for decorative purposes.
Overtime, in various areas of Japan, different stitches were used for decorative purposes with motifs from nature and geometric designs.
Materials for Sashiko
(1) Cloth: Flat woven, loose woven cotton or linen.
(2) Sashiko needle:
Sashiko needles are sold at craft stores, however any needle that works with your thread is fine.
(3) Thread: Cotton thread
Sashiko threads are available on-line shopping sites, but you can also use any 12wt 100% cotton thread or embroidery thread.
We look forward to sewing with you!!