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 Sashiko Furoshiki from Kyoto: Dated  Meiji 31 or 1899

A Large Sashiko Furoshiki from Kyoto: Dated Meiji 31 or 1899

dated Meiji 31 or roughly 189967" x 62", 170 cm x 157.5 c... (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)

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