11” by 22” (28 cm by 56 cm).
Sashiko originated in rural Japan in the eighteenth century where women made garments for the family. The stitching was originally designed for strengthening a single layer of fabric, patching worn clothing or quilting together several layers.
In this workshop, we are making a notebook cover and learn two different Sashiko patterns using a 12 weight thread.
This thread is much thicker than most sewing threads, but the stitching can be done on any sewing machine.
Sample of students’s work