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Sashiko

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How to start stitching without a knot / Basic of sashiko

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Sashiko stitching tips for the beginner

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How to Sashiko & Questions ① // Why do you make Loops in Sashiko?

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Drawing a grid for Hitomezashi / Basic of sashiko

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Mending with Sashiko

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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