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Sashiko

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Sashiko Stitch with The Stitch Witch (Taster video)

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Sashiko Stitching with The Stitch Witch (taster video)

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Basic Hand Embroidery: sashiko pattern Stitches

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Boro stitching how-to: visible mending

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Teach Yo' Self: Sashiko Stitch

Sashiko is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868). Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the piece ultimately stronger and warmer, this running stitch technique is often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery. The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth gives sashiko its distinctive appearance, though decorative items sometimes use red thread.
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