Sashiko is an ancient Japanese sewing technique. The word Sashiko means ‘little stab’ or running stitch. So it is a form of small straight stitch, which don’t touch each other forming pretty patterns. ideal for wall hanging, cushion covers or additional attraction to edged of skirts, and other clothes. Normally sewn on a dark fabic with a white or light coloured thread, but looks just a nice other way round.
The modern Sashiko designs which have now been rejuvenated, the interest of using traditional Japanese designs worked onto indigo-dyed fabric with white contrast running stitch has taken off. Or a white fabric using a dark thread. Adding a luxury finish to quilting, clothing, home furnishings like cushions, or wall hangings and many craft projects.
This is where the Starter kit has come in handy to allow you if you are a complete beginner to start in this peaceful and stunning craft.
Sashiko Starter kit 4″ – 1 x 142 cm .5 metre 100% cotton fabric, 4 different 4″ Assorted templates. 1 x 40 m white embroidery thread. 1 x Fabric multi coloured water soluble pencil I pack of Embroidery/ Crewel needles size 3-9.
4 inch templates – different patterns Fondou (Weight) Sakura ( Cherry Blossom) Shippou ( Seven Treasures) and Seigaiha ( Waves)
6 inch template Asa no ha ( Hemp Leaf) Boarder Ruler 4, 6 and 8 inch in one. Straight stitch
White Cotton Embroidery thread 40 metres of white Japanese
100% Cotton Fabric 142 cm (56 inch) x 1 metre piece
Clover Sashiko Needles in different size packets and thimble which are adjustable with plate.