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Shonai Sashiko

Detail of Shonai Sashiko sampler, made by Chie Ikeda. Detail of Shonai Sashiko sampler, made by Chie Ikeda.

Shonai sashiko is a traditional technique from the Shonai region, Yamagata, in the northwest of Japan. It was originally used to combine two or more layers of hemp or cotton cloth, and is characterised by straight lines that cross and recross each other, and made with running stitch. Formerly a stitching technique, it is now more of an embroidery technique used for one layer of cloth. 

Digital source (retrieved 9 May 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 5 July 2016).

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