It’s rare that you’d want to show off the faults and signs of wear of your garments and accessories to everyone around you, but when the repairs are not only functional but also beautiful then it only seems right. Sashiko is one such repair technique that encapsulates this dual notion perfectly, the simplicity and lack of rigid rule structure lead to effective and beautifully unique results.
Even though freedom is encouraged when undertaking Sashiko repairs, it’s always good to have a place to start, and this book “Sashiko For Making & Mending” by Saki Liduka is the perfect intro point. The book will show you how to use Sashiko stitching to mend holes, repair fraying cuffs and collars, or just add some pizazz to your favorite BDU shirt or tote bag.
Available from Kiriko priced at $15.99