The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook

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Author: Susan Briscoe

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715318478

Category: Quilting

Page: 128

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Discover sashiko- the traditional craft of Japanes country quilting.

Simple Sashiko

8 Sashiko Sewing Projects for the Modern Home

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Author: David & Charles Publishers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781446374610

Category:

Page: 48

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Learn how to do the big stitch technique of sashiko with these 8 simple sashiko sewing projects. Traditional Japanese sewing technique, sashiko, is currently a major sewing trend in craft, interiors and fashion. Big stitches are used to create stunning, geometric patterns and texture to make home wares with a stylish, Japanese minimalist look. This collection, featuring content previously published in The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook and Japanese Sashiko Inspirations, includes 8 patterns for home decor so you can try this traditional technique for yourself. Choose from 8 simple projects including coasters, cushions, wall hangings, bag and greetings cards.

Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix and Match

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Author: スーザン・ブリスコ

Publisher: Kodansha America

ISBN: 9781568363653

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Modern Japanese quilting blends Eastern and Western techniques to create quilts of extraordinary style and beauty. Using designs borrowed from a rich decorative arts heritage, and often incorporating traditional kimono fabrics, Japanese quilters have developed a distinctive style based on unusual motifs and striking color combinations. WithJapanese Quilted Blocks to Mix and Match, any quilter can create exquisite and unique works of patchwork art in the Japanese tradition. The book presents more than 125 different block patterns, each with complete instructions and a color photograph, representing a variety of pattern sources: kamon (family crests), Hakone yosegi (parquetry) and traditional textiles, such as kasuri weave. Each 9-inch block includes a full cutting guide and fabric palette; suggestions for use, either mixing and matching or adapting to an all-over design; and icons indicating techniques and skill level. The blocks on each spread are related in design and technique. In addition to the Block Directory,Japanese Quilted Blocks to Mix and Matchfeatures an Inspiration Gallery, showcasing examples of finished quilts from leading quilters. Using these examples, author Susan Briscoe explores such topics as color ideas from traditional Japanese textiles and quilts, motifs, and recommendations for combining fabric patterns and block designs. An extensive section on technique, as well as several pages about the fabrics themselves and a listing of suppliers and organizations make this volume as practical and informative as it is beautiful.

Sashiko Style

Traditional Japanese Patterns for Contemporary Design

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Author: Joie Staff

Publisher: Japan Publications Trading

ISBN: 9784889962147

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 88

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Sashiko is a traditional and distinctive form of embroidery characterized by running stitches ("little stabs") typically in white thread on indigo-blue fabric. Originally used by Japanese farmers to quilt together several layers of fabric for warmth and durability, sashiko patterns are increasingly being adapted as decorative elements in contemporary designs and needlecraft projects. Sashiko Style presents 70 different patterns of three types: linear, curvy and single-stitch ("hitome zashi") patterns. Full-color photos showcase the many different ways in which the patterns can be used to make beautiful and useful items such as napkins, tablecloths, placemats and runners; tote bags; pillows; curtains and wall hangings. The book introduces basic skills that even beginners can master and includes detailed equipment lists with photos, as well as step-by-step instructions for pattern drafting. A special feature of Sashiko Style is the handy, pullout pattern template insert.

Make and Mend

Sashiko-Inspired Embroidery Projects to Customize and Repair Textiles and Decorate Your Home

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Author: Jessica Marquez

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0399579443

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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An exquisite, full-color guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories, and home textiles. Requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and thread, Make and Mend introduces the incredibly simple technique of sashiko--a striking hand-sewing method using a running stitch to form pleasing geometric patterns. Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, decorative projects for the home. With fifteen projects applying a modern, on-trend aesthetic to this ancient craft, Make and Mend shows readers how to apply sashiko stitching to a variety of craft projects, such as repairing torn jeans, mending a ripped hem, and making decorative pillows, napkins, a tablecloth, and a totebag. Touching on the concepts of beauty in minimalism and resourceful simplicity, as well as a fascination with Japan and Japanese design, this easy and accessible book appeals to both the seasoned maker and total beginner.

Sashiko

Japanese Traditional Hand Stitching

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Author: Ai Takeda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889682372

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 95

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21 Terrific Patchwork Bags

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Author: Susan Briscoe

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715314432

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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No woman would be without one - a bag is the accessory that carries any number of essential items. A bag can be as individual as the person using it and Susan Briscoe has come up with a myriad of inspirational suggestions alongside practical guidance on how to make bags that proclaim their owner's personality. A 'rice sack' bag is a practical, everyday shoulderbag, zipped for security, patchworked to co-ordinate with a special outfit and decorated with sashiko quilting. A rucksack echoes today's fashion for backpacks, machine quilted for added charm. The simple to make envelope bag, quilted in silk, is perfect for bridesmaids - or even the bride. With so many ideas, Susan Briscoe never loses sight of practicalities, with suggestions for fabrics, ideas for quilting and patchwork styles, and step by step instructions for all projects illustrated with full colour photography.

Sashiko and Beyond

Techniques and Projects for Quilting in the Japanese Style

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Author: Saikoh Takano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780801985140

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Introduces Japanese quilting, and shares patchwork, applique, and quilting patterns

Mending Matters

Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More

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Author: Katrina Rodabaugh

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683353307

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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Mending Matters explores sewing on two levels: First, it includes more than 20 hands-on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy, modern, and bold—but draw on traditional stitching. It does all this through just four very simple mending techniques: exterior patches, interior patches, slow stitches, darning, and weaving. In addition, the book addresses the way mending leads to a more mindful relationship to fashion and to overall well-being. In essays that accompany each how-to chapter, Katrina Rodabaugh explores mending as a metaphor for appreciating our own naturally flawed selves, and she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills, self-reliance, and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.

Sashiko

Easy & Elegant Designs for Decorative Machine Embroidery

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Author: Mary S. Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903975268

Category: Embroidery

Page: 144

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Sashiko - the traditional Japanese style of decorative quilting - has long been admired around the world. Unfortunately, the painstakingly slow process of stitching the motifs by hand and the start-and-stop hassles of stitching by machine have discouraged many of today's sewers from trying this ancient art. Now the process is easy with author Mary Parker's continuous machine sewing technique. Begin by preparing a pattern with heat transfer markers, then simply transfer the colour pattern onto a piece of temporary stabilizer or interfacing and then onto the back side of your fabric. Place sashiko thread in your bobbin and them simply sew over all of the lines in one colour. More than 100 designs are featured in a stitch dictionary, with each one shown as a photograph of a sewn sample and as a colour-coded pattern. The patterns are organized by level of difficulty and are accompanied by fascinating tidbits explaining their history and how they are formed. Complete, step-by-step instructions for 25 distinctive projects are included, most of which can be customized by choosing different patterns, fabrics, or specialty threads.Create your own custom fabrics with allover sashiko designs and then use the fabric to make unique wearables, or create incredible sampler bedspreads, wall quilts, and table runners using your favourites designs from the pattern dictionary.

Visible Mending

Artful Stitchery to Repair and Refresh Your Favorite Things

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Author: Jenny Wilding Cardon

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604689552

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Rip in your jeans? Snag in a sweater? Tear in a tea towel? They all present an opportunity for one-of-a-kind creativity! With this fun introduction to unconventional mending techniques in a format that's half how-to guide, half idea book, anyone can give worn and torn items new life. Start by learning hand-mending methods, including boro, embroidery, patching, and darning. Then rev up the sewing machine for fast mends that put the pedal to the metal. Even with a limited budget and not much time to spare, you can create eye-catching repairs with visible mending--35 examples and more than 150 photos make it easy to put your unique mark on everything you mend!

Japanese Quilting: Sashiko

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Author: Hiromitsu Takano

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9780713486346

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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In recent years there has been a great revival of interest in sashiko, the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting based on a quick and easy running stitch. Japanese Quilting: Sashiko is a practical introduction to the distinctive patterns and designs of the technique. Whether you are a complete beginner or familiar with sashiko, you will find this a fascinating exploration of an exciting and traditional craft. The book includes an introduction on what materials and equipment you will need, then a guide through the basic technques. Next, the author provides 30 detailed designs, ranging from the Ougi (Fan), Ume (plum blossom), to Shippu (seven treasures) and Sayagata (Buddhist symbols). Each has a full drawing and critically gives the order of working. There is also 10 projects that range from aprons and placemats to cushions and bags. There is everything a reader needs to start the craft but can also expand the repertoire of an experienced quilter and textile artist.

Modern Sashiko

Beautiful Embroidery Combing the Modern with the Traditional

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Author: Silke Bosbach

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781782210610

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

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Silke Bosbach shows you how to create 15 stunning embroidery designs which blend modern techniques with the simple and traditional Japanese method of Sashiko. Traditional Sashiko is a simple folk technique originally used for darning. While the conventional craft uses only a basic running stitch to create intricate patterned backgrounds, Silke Bosbach shows you how to adapt this basic style by applying modern surface finishes on numerous textiles and combining it with a variety of other techniques. Explore the fascinating possibilities of these embroidery techniques yourself and be inspired to create your own unique combinations of the modern and traditional!

Paradise Stitched-Sashiko & Applique Quilts

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Author: Sylvia Pippen

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607051079

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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Tropical Splendor in Sashiko and Appliqué. Hand-stitch 6 vivid quilts inspired by tropical flora and fauna. Learn the secrets of successful Sashiko and appliqué. Options for both turn-under and fusible appliqué. Create designs from your own photos. Embellish your quilts with hand embroidery. These glowing quilts bring together two of quilting's best-loved traditions: Japanese Sashiko and colorful appliqué. A large quilt gallery will inspire you to design your own Sashiko/appliqué creations.

Sensational Sashiko

Japanese Applique' and Quilting by Machine

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Author: Sharon Pederson

Publisher: That Patchwork Place

ISBN: 9781564776082

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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Combine two great traditions - sashiko and Japanese family crests - in beautiful quilts. Learn new techniques for making perfectly spaced stitches in intricate patterns.

The Techniques of Japanese Embroidery

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Author: Shuji Tamura

Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9780713486148

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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This text provides the embroiderer with a technique and design source book for this delicate and greatly admired form of embroidery.

Japanese Taupe Quilts

125 Blocks in Calm and Neutral Colors : Elegant Designs to Combine Into Works of Tranquil Beauty

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Author: Susan Briscoe

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568363783

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Acclaimed textile artist Susan Briscoe offers a wealth of tips, techniques, and ideas for both the beginner and the experienced quilter. The block patterns have been drafted from a variety of traditional block sources, including Japanese fabric, paper and architectural designs, and kamon family crests. For each block there is a photograph, a clear instructional diagram or template, fabric palette and cutting guide, as well as detailed instructions for making the block. At-a-glance icons indicate skill level and techniques used. Patchwork, appliqué, embellishment, and quilting techniques are clearly explained with step-by-step photographs, from cutting out to finishing off. --Publisher's description.

Folk Art Needlecraft

35 step-by-step projects using traditional motifs from across the globe

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Author: Clare Youngs

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781908862662

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Here she uses some of her favourite motifs to create 35 gorgeous projects to make. Clare uses traditional imagery as well as a more modern take on classic folk art—with beautiful results. The designs use a range of different embroidery stitches—including seed stitch, French knots, satin stitch, and cross stitch—to create striking arrangements. These embroidery patterns are then used to adorn a multitude of items made in a variety of fabrics including a picnic bag, purse, a gingham dress for a little girl, soft toys, pillows, a table cloth, seat cover, buttons, and more. So whether you love the traditional style of Scandinavian needlecraft, with its hearts, flowers, and birds, or the intricate patterns and symbols of South American folk art, you are guaranteed to find something beautiful to make for yourself or to give as a gift. Each project comes with clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful illustrations, as well as a useful techniques section at the back, so first-time crafters will have no trouble making any of the projects, while more experienced stitchers will find plenty of inspiration and ideas.

The Geometry of Hand-Sewing

A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making

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Author: Natalie Chanin

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351231

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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As makers, we tend to learn different stitches over time without thinking much about how they relate to one another. But when Natalie Chanin and her Alabama Chanin and The School of Making teams began to look at needlework closely, they realized all stitches are based on geometric grid systems—and by using grids as guides, they could make learning stitches, even seemingly elaborate ones, as easy as child’s play. In The Geometry of Hand-Sewing Chanin presents their breakthrough method, featuring illustrated instructions (for both right- and left-handed stitchers) for more than 100 stitches—from the most basic straight and chain to the more fanciful feather and herringbone; photos of both right and wrong sides; and guidelines for modifying stitches to increase one’s repertoire further. To simplify learning, the book also offers downloads for two stitching cards with the grids on which every stitch in the book is based. These printable cards can be used as stencils for transferring grids to fabric.