SASHIKO – How Far Can You Go?

Happy Sunday to you! Today our topic is a technique called 刺し子 Sashiko (pronounced: sa-sh-ko). Sashiko falls under the category of “functional embroidery”. Sashiko is sometimes found on clothing because it reinforces cotton fabric and can be stitched quickly in attractive patterns. Today, Sashiko is mainly decorative and often seen…

Saori and @1000wave

  Saori is type of weaving developed in Osaka, Japan only 40 years ago. The free-form style created without patterns produces colorful and textured results. By skipping some blades of the reed when warping a loom, one is able to create varied thicknesses and interesting effects. Misao Jo is the…