Stitching Japanese Sachiko Panels

We learned about Sashiko embroidery, a Japanese stitching method historically used by people who could not afford new clothing and would use stitching to strengthen broken fabric.  Traditionally, sashiko-stitched symbols have also been used to give talismanic protection to the wearer.  After tracing our selected patterns onto fabric, we learned to use a continuous line of stitching to add dashed lines of white thread, creating our own Sashiko panels.     

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