Sashiko was the embroidery of japanese fishermen, farmers or firemen. It was done by women and men.300 years before it was born of the need of warmth clothing. Two or more layers of fabric were stitched together.


Sashiko ist a simple running stitch, usually in a geometric pattern. The tric is stitching evenly and with the same number of stitches between any two points


Recommended books:
Sashiko The Quilting of Japan by Bonnie Benjamin, Needlearts International, P.O.Box 6447, Glendale CA 91225
Sashiko japanisch sticken, von Agnes Delage-Calvet, Haupt-Verlag, Bern-Stuttgart-Wien ISBN 978-3-258-07134-3