In recent years there has been a great revival of interest in sashiko, the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting based on a quick and easy running stitch.
Japanese Quilting: Sashiko is a practical introduction to the distinctive patterns and designs of the technique.
Whether you are a complete beginner or familiar with sashiko, you will find this a fascinating exploration of an exciting and traditional craft.
The book includes an introduction on what materials and equipment you will need, then a guide through the basic technques.
Next, the author provides 30 detailed designs, ranging from the Ougi (Fan), Ume (plum blossom), to Shippu (seven treasures) and Sayagata (Buddhist symbols).
Each has a full drawing and critically gives the order of working.
There is also 10 projects that range from aprons and placemats to cushions and bags.
There is everything a reader needs to start the craft but can also expand the repertoire of an experienced quilter and textile artist.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, 200 colour photographs and line drawings
- Publisher: Pavilion Books
- Publication Date: 15/07/2001
- Category: Quiltmaking, patchwork & applique
- ISBN: 9780713486346