A Beautifully Sashiko Stitched Boro Noragi: Shonai, Yamagata Prefecture. Great inspiration for patching and stitching my rose work shirt, especially the patches on the shoulders for reinforcement and the cut of the sleeves.
sashiko stitched akutogake, or Japanese heel guards. akutogake were placed around the heel of the foot and tied in front. They are hand stitched from white or undyed cotton and have been sashiko stitched in deep blue, thick, cotton thread.