Amazing sashiko Modern Japanese embroidery design

Book - 2023

The Sashiko embroidery designs in this book are almost architectural in nature -- fresh and exciting. They include time-honored patterns used in new and striking ways as well as innovative designs inspired by things that we use and see every day. Paper clips, bridges, factories and seaside scenes are just a few of the many sources of inspiration for these 31 fabulous embroidery designs. This complete how-to stitch design and pattern book includes: Illustrated techniques showing you how to chart your pattern and forming the perfect stitches Actual-size grids along with instructions for executing your designs; Easy projects for accessories like bags, napkins and tissue box covers; Inspirational photos demonstrate the flow, texture and use of ...color that modern sashiko delivers, as well as some of the cool things you can make with these elegant and whimsical patterns!

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2nd Floor New Shelf 746.440952/Amazing (NEW SHELF) Due Jun 16, 2024
Instructional and educational works
Tokyo, Japan : Tuttle Publishing 2023.
Other Authors
AYUFISH int (author), Alison Watt (translator)
Item Description
Translator from page 112.
Originally published: Tokyo: Nihon Vogue-sha, ©2021.
Physical Description
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 21 x 26 cm
  • Hitomezashi (one stitch sashiko)
  • Kugurizashi (threaded sashiko)
  • Moyozashi (pattern sashiko)
  • Pattern instructions
  • Project instructions.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

This largely successful English-language debut by the embroiderer known as Ayufish int. details traditional and modern approaches to sashiko, or Japanese embroidery. The author splits the projects into three types: hitomezashi ("one stitch sashiko"), kugurizashi ("threaded sashiko"), and moyozashi ("pattern sashiko"). Hitomezashi consists of simple, boxy patterns sewn onto a grid in which "each stitch is equal to one side of a square"; designs made with this technique include repeating lines of ascending steps and numbers styled after their look on digital clocks. Kugurizashi is more advanced and is made by passing thread under "base stitches" to create diagonal lines in patterns that look like "mountain ranges" and chain-link fencing. Moyozashi patterns are the most complicated, with projects that break free from the grid system to make pieces resembling paperclips and loop de loops. The author provides helpful guidance on how to prepare fabric for embroidering, including how to use erasable fabric pens and a ruler to draw grids onto textile. However, the organization leaves something to be desired, with photos of the completed projects relegated to the first half while instructions on how to make them are stuck in the back, meaning readers must flip around to reference what the finished product should look like. Still, crafters will enjoy the neat designs. (Apr.)

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