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    Sashiko-no-donza 19th-20th c Awaji Island H 130 cm – W 122 cm Indigo-dyed cotton strengthened and embellished with embroidery. The technique of simple running stitches is found throughout Japan, but on the small rural island of Awaji located into the Inland Sea, fishermen’s wives exploited its possibilities with special verve and imagination. Their dazzlingly complex patterns transformed these utilitarian work clothes into ceremonial attire and emblems celebrating the identity of fishermen.

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    Mokume Zig-Zag close-up by amelia Rust-dyed cotton calico, stitched and over-dyed with Indigo.

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    sashiko mending

    Sashiko stitch fruits

    Kasuri sashiko scarf от WhiteKay на Etsy

    detail, sashiko stitch

    john robshaw textiles ~ sashiko calypso

    Stitch Ritual by janelafazio, via Flickr

    Stitch sample. Hand stitch on hand made

    running stitch quilt

    ...Just love running stitches - and patches - and linen!

    Beth Aten, fellow Yellow Breeches Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen member, does amazing fiber work! She'll be at Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College 7/12-15, 2012.

    Rope stitch - It follows a series of closed up twisted chain stitches to form an embossed rope look. You need to know the twisted chain stitch to be able to do the rope stitch.

    Molly's Sketchbook: Running Stitch Scarf - The Purl Bee - Knitting Crochet Sewing Embroidery Crafts Patterns and Ideas!