Discover sashiko- the traditional craft of Japanes country quilting.
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.
Author: Joie Staff
Publisher: Japan Publications Trading
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.
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.
Author: Ai Takeda
A practical guide to combining Japanese fabrics and traditional Oriental style with fast, super-easy techniques. Each of the ten quilts is made up in two different colorways for maximum inspiration, and shown both as hand and machine quilted designs. As an added bonus, there are five simple-to-make home-style projects for using up leftover quilt blocks. Japanese patchwork style is incredibly versatile, and the finished projects will work well in both the most modern interiors as well as rustic cottages.
Author: Susan Briscoe
Learn the big stitch technique of Sashiko with these 8 simple sashiko sewing projects. Big stitches are used to create stunning, geometric patterns and texture. This collection includes 8 home decor patterns including coasters, cushions, wall hangings, bag and greetings cards.
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.
Japanese Country Quilting
Author: Karen Kim Matsunaga
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
First edition published in Japan in 1990.
Author: Mary S. Parker
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.
Author: Nihon Vogue
Publisher: Japan Publications
Describes the equipment, materials, and techniques used to create a traditional Sashiko quilt, and shows how to transfer designs
Sashiko and Beyond
Author: Saikoh Takano
Introduces Japanese quilting, and shares patchwork, applique, and quilting patterns
Make and Mend
Author: Jessica Marquez
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.
Author: Silke Bosbach
Publisher: Search PressLtd
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!
Capture the essence of Japanese design with sashiko, the traditional technique of using decorative stitching to create striking patterns on fabric with lines of simple running stitch &break;&break; Experiment with 12 essential sashiko techniques - each chapter includes a small starter project, ideal for beginners, then a more intricate design to perfect new skills &break;&break; Discover all you need to know about threads, fabrics, and techniques, with a look into the history of sashiko &break;&break; Achieve beautiful and creative results by combining modern materials with Japan's rich textile heritage &break;&break; Be inspired by the traditional Japanese pieces that influenced the 25 stylish projects