To increase warmth and to recycle whatever fabrics they possessed, northern farmers’ wives and daughters developed sashiko. Textile fragments were patched together with a running stitch of heavy double cotton thread. The stitching itself helped to strengthen the fabric, multiple layers increased their warmth.Sashiko was produced almost exclusively in homes for the family’s personal use. ... in the twentieth century the style of stitching became more decorative.
Écharpe Nunofelt ~ embellished and embroidered sheer fabric to create this wonderful scarf...... if you want to check out my board Stitching ~ Embroidery Embellishments, there are a number of tutorials for making fabric flowers which could work for this.