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some more sashiko… by pilli pilli on Flickr.

A sample of Sashiko - running stitch Japanese embroidery. I used to make tea towels with this type of decoration. They were huck towels.

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sashiko stitched akutogake, or Japanese heel guards. akutogake were placed around the heel of the foot and tied in front. They are hand stitched from white or undyed cotton and have been sashiko stitched in deep blue, thick, cotton thread.