Monday, September 29, 2008

sashiko - part 2

This book takes a more contemporary approach to sashiko, applying it to zakka items (projects for the home). Again published by Ondori ISBN 4-277-34107-1

This is a great little book and really demonstrates how a line of running stitch can enhance the most simple of projects.

It contains a picture heavy 'how to' as well as clear instruction and patterns for the numerous projects.

But what really sold be on this one was the inspiration it provides for embellishing ready made items. Like a couple of lines of running stitch on a knee of a pair of kids jeans or a simple flower in the corner of a tea towel.

It's amazing how a outline of running stitch can add texture and pull a project from being pretty ordinary to something extraordinary.


Lucky said...

i looked at the zakka sewig book this weekend - love this type of stitching - had no idea it could look so elegant

Anonymous said...

I'm about due to go to my local Kinukuniya book store and pick up a few new books, this looks like one to try!

London Mummy said...

I have this book, the cushion covers are probably my favourite project but lots of other good ideas in there too.

Pearl said...

You are so lucky you make me jealous !
that book looks wonderful so pretty!!!!