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Spiral kantha running stitch embroidery in blues

I didn't know there were so many blue embroidery threads! It's too bad that small stores can only carry one or two of each color.

sashiko

This is connected to the Boro clothing style, in which clothing is patched and repaired to extend its life in an artistic way. (Have been doing this forever with jeans, jackets, sweaters--great fun!

boro_kimono  Boro is a Japanese word meaning           “tattered rags” and it’s the term commonly used to describe patched and repaired cotton bedding and clothing lovingly used much longer than the normally expected life cycle.

boro_kimono Boro is a Japanese word meaning “tattered rags” and it’s the term commonly used to describe patched and repaired cotton bedding and clothing lovingly used much longer than the normally expected life cycle.

sashiko sri threads

sashiko sri threads ___ This is the finish I'm going for on the too-small denim jacket I enlarged with mismatched denim side panels-- just a variety of imperfect running stitches in different colors running with the grain of the faded denim fabric.

okuso kimono with asagi patches

A Rare and Beautiful Boro Okuso Kimono: Woven from Hemp “Waste”

SASHIKO(刺し子) JACKET  FOR KIDS

SASHIKO(刺し子) JACKET  FOR KIDS

SASHIKO JACKET - I have a nice quilted reversible jacket that I've wanted to improve (it's a bit boxy), but I hadn't considered sashiko, which is one of the techniques I enjoy doing.

sashiko

Lovingly worn sashiko / Sashiko was the Japanese tradition for quilting

Sashiko

Simply beautiful Japanese fabrics decorated by Sashiko tecnique

[caption align="aligncenter" A heavily Sashiko Stitched Tekko (Kasuri Hand Guards)[/caption] Folkloric arts and cratfs belong t