This form of embroidery - which is also popular in quilting - uses straight or curved geometric designs stitched in a repeating pattern. The Japanese word Sashiko means little stabs and refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework. You can read more about origins of Sashiko stitching here.
This pattern features the first of eight different designs (shown above )- patterns 1 through 8 - so you can try Sashiko stitching. You will find the full-size patterns for each design, as well as a diagram showing you how to work the sashiko stitch, on the following pages.
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