MoP 19: Sashiko


Sashiko
sah-shee-ko
a form of Japanese folk embroidery
a basic running stitch
in curves or straight lines
white thread on blue fabric
traditionally used to repair fishermen’s pants
or quilt fabric layers together
Sashiko means ‘little stabs’
for the even stitches
each stitch is grain-of-rice
each interval is half grain-of-rice
easy to learn
look at the stitches
as they wander the blue
how lucky – rice can be short
medium or long

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