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To increase warmth and to recycle whatever fabrics they possessed, northern farmers’ wives and daughters developed sashiko. Textile fragments were patched together with a running stitch of heavy double cotton thread. The stitching itself helped to strengthen the fabric, multiple layers increased their warmth.Sashiko was produced almost exclusively in homes for the family’s personal use. ... in the twentieth century the style of stitching became more decorative.

To increase warmth and to recycle whatever fabrics they possessed

***It's called Chicken Scratch

Guide to Gingham Embroidery … or … errr … Chicken Scratch!

Zokin Sashiko Dust Cloths

Zokin Sashiko Dust Cloths So much work for a work cloth.

Pumora's embroidery stitch-lexicon: the mirrored blanket stitch

Embroidery 101: How to Embroider

how to do sashiko

How to Do Sashiko Denim Mending

Instead of trying to hide your mending, embrace the idea of showing those stitches to the world using this Sashiko-inspired embroidery technique.

The Beginner's Guide to Sashiko Japanese Embroidery: What is Sashiko?

Beginner's Guide to Sashiko Japanese Embroidery

Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery which uses a basic running stitch to create an intricate patterned background.

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sashiko thread - how to "open up the hank and protect it from un-ravelling"

Sashiko: The Collection Sampler fabric by bonnie_phantasm on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Sashiko: The Collection Sampler fabric by bonnie_phantasm on Spoonflower - custom fabric