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Susan Briscoe

The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook by Susan Briscoe

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  • by Susan Briscoe

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    Globally acclaimed book: The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook features patterns, projects and inspiration all about Sashiko. It is the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting that uses a simple running stitch to create beautifully decorative patterns ideal for patchwork, quilting and embroidery.

    Sashiko (pronounced shash-ko) means 'stab stitch' and refers to the small running stitch that is worked to build up distinctive decorative patterns, of which there are hundreds.

    The book begins by exploring the origins of the technique to strengthen clothes and to make them warmer.

    Ten project chapters show how easy it is to use sashiko patterns to make beautiful items for the home.

    The sashiko patterns are described in step-by-step detail in the pattern library, showing you exactly how to achieve each individual pattern with ease.

    Finally a gallery of work by contemporary Japanese textile artists provides extra inspiration.

  • Paperback:
    128 pages

    David & Charles; UK ed. edition (27 May 2005)

    27.6 x 21.4cm (10.9 x 8.4 inches)
  • About Susan Briscoe

    I am a designer and textile artist, author of more than a dozen books and I teach creative textile workshops. I also sell vintage Japanese fabrics at exhibitions and events around the UK, including World Textile Day

    I appear on UK sewing channel Sewing Quarter from time to time too - previous shows are available to watch worldwide on YouTube -

    My Facebook artist page is -

    Follow my blog at

    I've been writing my blog for over 10 years now, so all the major events of the last decade are there, with lots of photos too.

    I live in Scotland with my husband Glyn.