sashiko throw pillow

Inspired by this post on The Purl Bee earlier this year, I decided to try my hand at sashiko (Japanese embroidery). I purchased my supplies (sashiko kit, needles, cotton thread, and leather thimble) from KimonoMomo on Etsy and got started stitching. I did most of the stitching during our trip to Seattle last March---including while on the plane---and I turned the finished piece into a pillow a few weeks ago. 

The lovely graphic patterns used in sashiko are my favorite part, and I've used them in the past---like on this cross-stitch travel mug---without even realizing it.


  1. Love it! I've had a sashiko kit sitting around for about a year, and you've inspired me to break it out and give it a try.

  2. wow! you are so talented, caitlin!

  3. Thanks, Jess!

    Yes, Dianne! You should totally try it out. It's very relaxing and fun!

    Thanks, Kristen! You're pretty talented yourself!

  4. Oooh, I love this Caitlin! I'm totally swamped with projects right now, but I'm putting this in my to do list!


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