Japanese Quilting Sashiko

Author(s): Saikoh Takano


In recent years there has been a great revival of interest in sashiko, the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting based on a quick and easy running stitch. This book is a practical introduction to the distinctive patterns and designs of the technique. Learn how to create beautiful projects for the home, including placemats, a tea cosy, cushions and wall hangings. The designs range from traditional geometric patterns inspired by natural objects such as tree bark, waves and turtle shells, to colourful images of flowers and trees. Each project lists the materials needed and gives clear instructions for making up the finished item.


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Saikoh Takano trained as an architect, but has worked for many years as a craft teacher. In 1976 he was awarded the Ministry of Education Science and Culture Prize by the Japanese Government. He currently lives in Tokyo.

General Fields

  • : 9780713486346
  • : Batsford
  • : Batsford
  • : 0.5
  • : June 2001
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Saikoh Takano
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 128
  • : 50 colour illustrations