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. Embellish your dishcloths with a traditional Sashiko pattern and beautifully colored threads. Step-by-step instructions and helpful color illustrations will show you the basics of Sashiko stitching. 'Sashiko Embellished Dishcloths' by Kumiko Yoshida, softcover with 80 pages. TEXT IS IN JAPANESE.