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 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)

A Very Large Sashiko Stitched Furoshiki: Stunningly Graphic

A Very Large Sashiko Stitched Furoshiki: Stunningly Graphic

early twentieth century70" x 68", 178 cm x 173 cm What a... (more)

An Eccentrically Stitched Zokin: Wonderful Personality

An Eccentrically Stitched Zokin: Wonderful Personality

mid twentieth century9 1/2" x 13", 24 cm x 33 cm A zokin... (more)

A Fantastic Boro Furoshiki: Sashiko Stitched and Hand Loomed Cotton

A Fantastic Boro Furoshiki: Sashiko Stitched and Hand Loomed Cotton

ca. early twentieth century 37 1/2" x 34", 95 cm x 86.5 c... (more)

An Exquisitely Sashiko Stitched Cotton Indigo Bag: White on Indigo

An Exquisitely Sashiko Stitched Cotton Indigo Bag: White on Indigo

ca. late nineteenth, early twentieth century 23" x 10", 5... (more)

An Eccentrically Sashiko Stitched Furoshiki: Almost Free-Form

An Eccentrically Sashiko Stitched Furoshiki: Almost Free-Form

ca. mid twentieth century 64" x 54", 162.5 cm x 137 cm Th... (more)

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