Sashiko Mini

Pronounced: Sah’-she-ko with the accent on the first syllable. Sashiko evolved from an ancient Japanese mending technique. What started as a very basic means of stitching together layers of fabric has developed into an art form based on a simple running stitch. Sashiko has its special thread, but it would be too big for this diminutive project. Here one or two plies of 6 plyembroidery floss are used. The enclosed patterns are color-coded to keep things simple and direct and there are options for marking your fabrics. Most are traditional designs, though the dragonfly with the moon is originally based on my Dragonfly Moon pattern. The miniature Dragonfly Moon makes a lovely center between the two Sashiko pieces. If doing so, leave off the hanging tabs from the Sashiko minis.