Learn the Japanese embroidery folk art of Sashiko with this modern craft kit.
This traditional textile process translates as ‘little stabs’ and was used by farmers and fisherman as a form of darning, or quilting stitch to build up warmth in winter clothing.
A little different to Western embroidery, the needle is much longer and loaded with multiple stitches to get these structured geometric lines.
Our craft kit includes enough fabric to make two placemats, or the tutorial can easily be tweaked to make a bag, book cover or small cushion cover.
We've sourced supplies from Japan for this kit, so you can use the intended materials and needles.
Inside the kit you'll find: - Indigo coloured cotton fabric - Sashiko needles - Sashiko thread - Tailors chalk - Sewing pins - Full size template - Full photo step by step instructions
If you prefer learning by watching, a video tutorial is also available online.
This kit is available now and will posted out within a working day.
Please note that we have limited availability of these kits (materials brought in from Japan), so they may sell out before Christmas.
UK post & packaging is £2.95 per kit (sent individually).
What is Craftiosity? We love crafting, we know it chills us out and makes us feel good. However, we're busy folks and we like things to be easy, especially when trying something new. We wanted craft kits with a contemporary vibe, we wanted variety and we wanted to make things we'd actually use. Voila, Craftiosity was born!
What’s inside the kits? Each kit contains all the tools, materials and instructions to make a finished piece. All you'll need to supply are household basics such as scissors, a pencil or a ruler.
How much skill do I need? We know you may not have explored a certain craft or process before - that's grand! Our step-by-step photo instructions and video tutorials will help you through.
If you're more of a free-styler, our instructions also include tips to make it your own way.
** Our kits are designed for adults and can contain sharp elements / small pieces.