by Nihon Vogue
From the Japanese word for running stitch (literally, "little stabs"), sashiko is an ancient Japanese hand-quilting technique that has evolved into a versatile method for creating complex stitched designs on fabric items. This book offers beautiful photographs of sashiko embellished bags and home accessories like placemats, coasters, pillows, wallets and carefully diagrams 35 traditional sashiko designs. The lovely sashiko patterns range from abstract geometrics loosely derived from natural forms such as tree bark, leaves, waves, and shells to more realistic images of flowers, cats and fruits. You don't need to know Japanese to be able to glide through this inspiring book! 'Beginner's Sashiko', softcover with 88 pages. TEXT IS IN JAPANESE.