Sashiko is a very old form of Japenese Quilting.

I found this:

Sashiko means “little stabs” in Japanese. It is called this because it uses simple, small stitches, and the method of sewing is like little stabs of a needle into the cloth. Most cloth in ancient Japan was dyed in indigo, a deep blue plant dye. The indigo helped to make the cloth strong. Most Sashiko uses white thread on indigo fabric.

Sashiko had many useful features. Firemen in old Japan wore clothing made with Sashiko. The clothing was drenched with water before the firemen went out to fight a fire. The Sashiko patterns were sewn into the inside of the firemen’s clothing. They would wear the patterns on the outside for special occasions.

here! And they show samples and what they are called, too.

Of course Wikipedia has great information too!

Older girls will get a kick out of this. I can’t wait to show it to my Junior Scout troop 🙂 Thank you for pointing this out to me Cassandra!

Happy Crafting!



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