Jennie Rayment shares with you some lovely ideas for using this traditional Japanese stitching to enhance your projects.
Traditionally worked as white stitching on blue, the stitches are meant to represent grains of rice – but Sashiko stitching now comes in a variety of colours to suit modern appetites.
It is basically a simple running stitch, but the action of adding fabric to the needle is a little different from traditional English embroidery.
Jennie shows you a delightful box onto which she has worked this stitching, and also shows you how easy it is to make yourself and the suggestion that you might like to use this an embroidered etui box – i.e. housing your scissors, thimbles, thread and needles.