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.