Sashiko for Making & Mending

Tuttle Publishing

15 simple Japanese embroidery projects; 15 projects + variations by Saki Iiduka.

With this book, you'll be able to embrace the visible mending movement the practice of repairing high quality items you already own instead of replacing them with cheaper "fast fashion" alternatives. It gives you the opportunity to practise the craft, with instructions for 15 handmade items, including: gorgeous indigo pouches, a rustic linen book cover, multipurpose cotton stoles, an elegant tote bag, and so much more!

After studying painting at university, Saki Iiduka spent ten years living the simple life in rural Yamagata, Japan, observing the traditional ways and avoiding waste. She began creating everyday things for her daily use using sashiko, working with old and recycled fabrics when possible, going right to the heart of the art form. She now lives with her family in the town of Gunma, Japan, where she runs a cafe and studio, holds sashiko workshops and sells her own creations.