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Japanese Sashiko Inspirations [Paperback]

Susan Briscoe
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Book Description

Feb. 27 2008
Capture the essence of Japanese design with sashiko, the traditional technique of using decorative stitching to create striking patterns on fabric with lines of simple running stitch

  • Experiment with 12 essential sashiko techniques - each chapter includes a small starter project, ideal for beginners, then a more intricate design to perfect new skills

  • Discover all you need to know about threads, fabrics, and techniques, with a look into the history of sashiko

  • Achieve beautiful and creative results by combining modern materials with Japan's rich textile heritage

  • Be inspired by the traditional Japanese pieces that influenced the 25 stylish projects

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    About the Author

    Susan Briscoe was first introduced to sashiko in the early 1990's while teaching English in northern Japan. Her sashiko designs have been published in popular magazines including Popular Patchwork, Patchwork and Quilting and Fabrications. This is her fourth title from D&C.

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    5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Sashiko Projects June 11 2012
    By DD
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    This book has a good selection of small and medium sized projects and great instructions - I am a beginner and have no trouble understanding them. Nice layouts too.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Great Projects March 24 2011
    This books has a lot to offer, beautiful patterns and well explained. I haven't tried anything yet but the instructions seem to be easy to follow. I like this book for inspirations to do my own thing.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Another Beautiful Sashiko Book from Susan Briscoe May 8 2010
    By LuvKimono - Published on Amazon.com
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    Susan Briscoe's Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook: Patterns, Projects and Inspirations was out of print and selling for very high prices on the Internet, but is now available again, unfortunately still expensive. If you cannot afford the prices on that version, you can also learn to do sashiko from her second book on the subject. In some ways I like the second book better than the first, because the author has unleashed her considerable creativity to show how to produce table runners, drink coasters, album covers, a sofa throw, pillows, a bed bolster, needle cases and pincushions, pillow covers, sachets, book covers, a screen, placemats, napkins, a drawstring bag and other items. Included are beautiful line drawings in Japanese themes (geometric designs, koi, turtles, pine boughs, paulownia crests, noshi, etc.) that can be enlarged for patterns. The inspiration gallery is ... inspiring. All of the basic information about tools, materials and basic instructions are part of this second work. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in either learning the basics of sashiko or expanding their repertoire for its possible uses.
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Style for Quilters Sept. 29 2010
    By Maria Britzman - Published on Amazon.com
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    I have been looking for a form of hand quilting that makes more sense than just the normal patterns used and one that goes into detail about imagery and fibers. This book explains a simple form of hand quilting that is just wonderful and more important explains the reason behind each image. Of course you can take it to a more complicated level if you want, because the information within shows you how. But if you just want to do somehting small and lovely the instructions are clear and easy to follow. I also liked the information about the materials and fibers used to create these wonderful pieces.
    This is what I have been looking for and with this stitching form I can create my own images for my quilts, giving them more meaning for me as well as for the receiver.
    The book is simple to use and is a good reference for beginning hand quilters with great photos and good reference resources.
    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars japanese sashico inspirations Dec 16 2009
    By Fernanda Cruz - Published on Amazon.com
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    Very nice book with very nice pictures and detailed instructions that help to be well successed on our own creations
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Meets my expectations July 2 2013
    By Judedarcy - Published on Amazon.com
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    This book was just what I was looking for, it has many templates and good ideas which can be used to help make some amazing blocks
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Book June 8 2011
    By Needlelady - Published on Amazon.com
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    Love the designs covered in this book. I've done a couple of them. Instructions are extremely easy to follow.
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