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    I love the way the raw edges look like waves cresting.

    Sashiko (刺し子?, literally "little stabs") is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan. Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear, or to repair worn places or tears with patches, this running stitch technique is often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery.The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth gives sashiko its distinctive appearance, though decorative items sometimes use red thread.

    Kantha Quilt. Siddi women of India. Part of the African Diaspora.

    Shibori/Sashiko upcycling of old clothes.

    Learn how to add some beautiful Sashiko embroidery to the yoke of the Oliver + S Hide-and-Seek Dress.

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    "Sashiko cloth of 200" at the store Obihiro Juergen Rail: 2012.12.8-16


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    vintage japanese boro

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    small art quilt by Karen Glick

    Kantha stitching with no. 8 perle cotton thread, on a Kim McLean/Keiko flower garden quilt at Cabbage Quilts

    BED OF ROSES LIGHTWEIGHT KANTHA QUILT -- Handprinted and stitched, unique lightweight cotton voile quilts are made by women in rural villages of western India, quilting each one in a multicolor running stitch called “kantha.” Ideal for warmer temperatures, the rose-splashed patchwork in pink and yellow reverses to solid burgundy. Dry clean. Queen, 92"W x 96"L

    quilts on the line

    Kantha Quilt. Siddi women of India. Part of the African Diaspora.

    close up, Kantha embroidery at Debby Quilts


    Travel quilt with Kantha embroidery at Debby Quilts