Sashiko

Sashiko is a quilting technique using a running stitch to reinforce and prolong the life of a fabric or to stitch and recycle old pieces of cloth into a new garment. Sashiko created warmer and more durable fabrics for the Japanese farmer who originally used the stitch for practical reasons. Decorative sashiko stitching developed out of this need for warmth and durability and functions to embellish while strengthen the garment or object.
An Elaborately Sashiko Stitched Mat: Tortoise Shell Pattern

An Elaborately Sashiko Stitched Mat: Tortoise Shell Pattern

early to mid twentieth century30 1/4" x 24", 76.5 cm x 61... (more)

A Very Good 19th Century Sashiko Stitched Fireman's Coat: Beautifully Worn

A Very Good 19th Century Sashiko Stitched Fireman's Coat: Beautifully Worn

mid to late 19th century45" x 46", 114.5 cm x 117 cm Wha... (more)

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