Seamwork article: Sashiko Embroidery

I love sashiko embroidery, so I jumped at the chance to write my first full-length Seamwork article on it.

“To me, sashiko is a technique of transformation that honors the impulse to re-use waste and use materials efficiently. A long, sharp sashiko needle is a magic wand, a tool of salvage that produces style as well as economy. Its beauty demands the question: why just “mend and make do” when you can mend with gorgeous graphic patterns?”

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I  added this simple sashiko yoke to a black linen shirt I found at the Salvation Army.