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Symbolism in sashiko, some thoughts

January 13, 2017

This is a repeat blog post. With the gift giving (gift making) Christmas season just past, I was thinking about how I stitch meaning and feeling into gifts I make.  Who that means the most to, me or the person I give it to, is hard to say. But then, it probably doesn't matter. Its a win win anyway you think about it :-) How does symbolism in design happen?This is not a researched answer, but I think its likely that women doing this stitching found it more interesting if they based the designs on things that had meaning for them. This would account for why designs that represent the sea and fishing are found on the coastal fishing peoples...

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How to Use a Sashiko Thimble

October 31, 2016

Wearing a sashiko thimble
Using sashiko thimbles...