Sunday, 30 September 2018

Sashiko Embroidery

Sashiko (刺し子, literally "little stabs" or "little pierce") is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or

functional embroidery) from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868).

 Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the

 darned piece ultimately stronger and warmer. The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth

 (said to recall snow falling around old farmhouses)