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Sashiko Pattern - Furoshiki & Gift Bags

Alderspring Design

Contains full size patterns for all projects shown on cover, also instructions for how to sashiko stitch and how to sew up your project.

The sashiko designs in this pattern have symbolic meanings.   Flax symbolizes strong health and connection to community. This one is often stitched on baby clothes and blankets.  Tortoiseshell symbolizes longevity, so it might be a nice touch on a gift for a birthday. Bishamon symbolizes prosperity and linked crosses, luck.

 I can't help thinking that combined in a quilt for a gift you would be wishing the recipient good health, long life, prosperity, luck and many friends.  How nice would that be to receive?