Author(s): Susan Briscoe
Susan Briscoe was first introduced to sashiko in the early 1990s while teaching English in northern Japan. Her sashiko designs have been published in popular magazines, including Popular Patchwork, Patchwork and Quilting and Fabrications. This is her fourth title for D&C. Susan lives in Wrexham.
1 Mihon Table Runner; Using small sashiko samples; 2 Koshi Throw; Stitching on checked and striped fabric; 3 Sakiori Bolster; Easy Hitomezashi (one-stitch) patterns; 4 Irodori Cushions; Thread colour combinations; 5 Marumon Screen; Combining pictorial and gridded designs; 6 Sensu Tablemat; Distorting sashiko patterns; 7 Kasuri Throw; Working sashiko on simple patchwork; 8 Tansu Pocket Hanging; Using shaded threads for Kakurezashi (hidden sashiko); 9 Kiku Panel; Filling picture outlines with sashiko; 10 Ranru Wall Hanging; Using sashiko patterns for patchwork; 11 Koi Scroll; Pictorial designs using coloured sashiko; 12 Kimono Wall Hanging; Sashiko with patchwork & applique.