Sashiko Pin Cushion Making Kit – Asanoha

A kit to create your own pin cushion embroidered with sashiko, a Japanese running stitch technique.

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This kit contains everything you need to create your own pin cushion and embroider it with an asanoha, hemp leaf, pattern using sashiko, a Japanese needlework technique. Established in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868 CE), sashiko was used to repair and reinforce worn-out fabrics, as well as stitching together layers of cloth for insulation and warmth in the cold winter months. Repeating patterns with motifs from nature such as hemp leaves are often embroidered using the sashiko technique, which gradually became used for decorative purposes. This kit contains instructions in English and Japanese languages as well as a lacquered box made of paulownia wood scraps, obtained from the company’s production of Iwayado Tansu, ornate chests of drawers with origins in the 12th century CE.

Avoid leaving in direct sunlight.
Avoid moisture.

Pin Cushion Box Size: L6 cm x W6 cm x H4.5 cm
Package Size: L13.5 cm x W7 cm x H7 cm

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Sashiko - reviving communities through Japanese embroidery

Sashiko is a form of Japanese embroidery that involves stitching and quilting fabric. Born out of the spirit of cherishing things, it is used to both decorate and reinforce clothing to increase its durability and longevity.

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