This listing is for one book: "Sashiko - 20 projects using traditional Japanese stitching" by Jill Clay. This is a paperback book.
This is a wonderful book that contains some large and small projects that are suitable for beginner and more experienced sashiko artists. Some sewing experience is required to complete the projects however most projects need little to no sewing experience. Construction diagrams are provided showing how to sew and complete projects. Sashiko and sewing patterns need to be able to be copied and enlarged to use with the provided projects.
There is a pattern library that shows some traditional patterns however the book doesn't show how to draw these patterns or in which order to stitch the lines. The book also contains 3 pages of graph paper to allow you to draw your own design.
Although this may be missing a few things that I would prefer to see in a sashiko book, like how to draw a sashiko pattern, it is still a wonderful with many useful and beautiful projects. It would make a wonderful gift.
Description from publisher:
Learn the stunning art of Sashiko stitching with this comprehensive guide that's packed with inspirational ideas. Meaning "little stabs", it's a traditional Japanese sewing method that uses evenly spaced running stitches to create eye-catching geometric patterns. 20 patterns and motifs that readers can choose from and use as templates for their own unique Sashiko designs. Thorough guidance on the tools, materials and basic techniques, Included are large-scale items such as bedding, a door curtain and wall-hanging, and smaller items, such as brooches, greetings cards and notebook covers. Sashiko Craft explores the history of this strikingly effective technique and demonstrates how to apply it to a range of useful and ornamental items for the home, accessories and gifts.
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Nov 27, 2021
Sep 26, 2020
I love this book! First, it shipped to me very quickly, and arrived in perfect condition. Second - it's in English!!! with many Ideas I hadn't seen before. Thank you for carrying this book!
Sep 15, 2020