A complete introduction to all the most useful Sashiko embroidery stitches! Essential Sashiko provides full-size templates and patterns for 92 sashiko stitches--all the patterns you are likely to need on a daily basis. It provides lessons on the literal ins and outs of forming these stitches and how to use the accompanying templates to create your patterns. Instructions for 11 simple projects give you a chance to try out these lovely stitches for yourself! This comprehensive book includes:
Templates for Moyosazhi (straight, curved and zigzag lines) and Hitomezashi ("one stitch") patterns.A handy grid for creating diagonal-stitch patterns. Instructions for making 11 simple bags, pouches, placemats, book covers, and more! For quilting, mending, and the sheer joy of needlecraft, Essential Sashiko is the perfect choice for beginners and seasoned stitchers alike. This will be your go-to reference for years to come as you discover and rediscover the joys of this infinitely-useful form of embroidery.