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Learn the art of Sashiko, Japanese Traditional Hand Stitching with Ai Takeda for quilting and embellishment. Sashiko is easily accessible to anyone with a needle, thread, and fabric. The book includes complete colored step-by-step instructions and projects.

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Japanese Traditional Hand Stitching

Author: Ai Takeda
Pages: 95
Page size: 8" x 11"
Publisher: Quilters' Resource
Cover: Soft

About the Author

AI Takeda was five years old when she encountered needle and thread. She tagged along with her older sister to her kimono sewing lessons, and the first she she made was an under-kimono. From that day to this, needle, thread, and fabric have been her constant companions, and she looks forward to continuing sashiko needlework for many years to come.

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Complete step-by-step instructions for tablecloths, cushions, tote bags, aprons, decorative kitchen towels, and more.

Sashiko is a traditional craft that is easily accessible to anyone with needle, thread, and fabric. This type of needlework originated among the common people of Japan and was the great pride of Japanese women. The very word "sashiko" evokes the nostalgic Japanese fondness for the objects of everyday life.

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Sashiko Projects to Adorn Everyday Life 4-31

Table centers

Table cloths 
Place mats & coasters 
Dresser scarves 
Noren (door hanging) 
Tote bags 
Kitchen Towels 
Sodenashi Haori (sleeveless jacket)  
Samue (monk's work jacket) 
Sashiko Basics
Materials, tools and the fundamentals of Sashiko 
Step-by-step instructions for creating designs: Geometric Designs, free form, dragonfly, rabbit, deer, and monkey  
Assembly Instructions
About the Author 95



little close-tie bags

hanging scroll fold-top purses

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