The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook: Patterns, Projects and Inspirations

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Sashiko is a traditional Japanese stitching technique that uses simple running stitches to create beautiful, decorative patterns ideal for patchwork, quilting and embroidery. This easy-to-learn technique opens up a whole new world to sewers, quilters and embroiderers, and this one-of-a-kind new reference offers more than 90 gorgeous patterns, including "square and spiral," "starfish," "waves" and "diamonds."

Readers get an overview of the techniques involved in Sashiko, complete with an equipment and tools checklist. Chapters feature 33 easy-to-stitch projects with step-by-step instructions and illustrations for creating coasters, greeting cards, tablemats, tote bags, drawstring bags, table runners and more.

-Easy-to-follow instructions for creating beautiful, elaborate designs with more than 90 Sashiko patterns -33 projects incorporate different designs and techniques -Features a full-color inspirational gallery of Sashiko work from contemporary textile artists

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Susan Briscoe teaches Shonai sashiko quilting workshops and has produced bag kits using the technique for Euro Japan Links. She writes and designs for patchwork and needlecraft magazines and recently published her first book 21 Terrific Patchwork Bags. Her interest in sashiko began when she was teaching English in Japan. Susan Briscoe lives in Wrexham, North Wales.

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