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Cultural Influences on Textiles: Sashiko

Year 12 Textiles

Seamwork- Sashiko

Sashiko is a striking hand-sewing technique that originated in ancient Japan. In Japanese, its name means “little stabs”—a reference to the plain running stitch that makes up sashiko’s geometric, all-over patterns.

You Tube

Learn sashiko basics with this tutorial and instruction from internationally acclaimed, award winning artist and instructor, Miho Takeuchi.

Learn the basics of Japanese sashiko with Carol Ziogas of Kimonomomo and Part 1: how to use the Japanese palm thimble and how to start a sashiko project by backstitching.




A selection of Sashiko fabrics on Pinterest.