The Sashiko Embroidery Collection

Sashiko, which translates to "little stabs" in Japanese, is a hand-sewing technique that originated in ancient Japan. Sashiko stitches were traditionally used to personalize and repair homespun peasant clothes where resources were scarce. Featuring simple motifs like waves, mountains, bamboo shoots, or overlapping diamonds, sashiko combined decoration with restoration, answering a question few even think to ask: Why mend and make do when you can mend and make better?