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.
A Large Boro Zokin #3: Traditional Dustrag

A Large Boro Zokin #3: Traditional Dustrag

early to mid twentieth century15"  x 14", 38 cm x 35.5 cm... (more)

A Sashiko Stitched Furoshiki: Kasuri Cotton

A Sashiko Stitched Furoshiki: Kasuri Cotton

mid twentieth century42" x 40", 106.5 cm x 101.5 cm This ... (more)

A Gorgeously Sashiko Stitched Furoshiki: Kasuri Dyed Cotton

A Gorgeously Sashiko Stitched Furoshiki: Kasuri Dyed Cotton

early to mid twentieth century44" x 41", 111.5 cm x 104 c... (more)

A Pair of Sashiko Stitched Hand Guards: Akita Prefecture

A Pair of Sashiko Stitched Hand Guards: Akita Prefecture

mid twentieth centuryeach: 16" x 5 1/4", 40.5 cm x 13.25 ... (more)

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