Sashiko Resource List
Sashiko is more than just a method of applying stitches. This needlecraft is deeply rooted in the culture and history of Japan, and worth a deeper look before you start stitching. Here’s our recommended reading list–in order–for getting started with Sashiko.
Sloe’s Sashiko Resource List
Historical & Cultural Discussion on Sashiko
- Must read: Cultural Appropriation in Sashiko by Atsushi Futatsuya (of Sashi Co.)
- Must read: My Kimono is Not Your Couture by Emi Ito (from Densho)
- Must read: Naming Does Matter (My Thought on Cultural Appropriation) by Makiko Hastings
- Listen: YarnStories Episode 216 / Sashiko Mending with Jessica Marquez
- The Sashiko Story channel on YouTube — loaded with great tutorials to get you started!
- A great Sashiko resource roundup from The Brooklyn Refinery
- Book: Sashiko: Traditional Japanese Quilt Designs by Nihon Vogue
- Book: Japanese Country Quilting: Sashiko Patterns & Projects for Beginners by Karen Kim Matsunaga
- Book: Japanese Quilting: Sashiko by Hiromitsu Takano