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Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Quilters' Guild area day (afternoon!) in Perth next Saturday
Asanoha (hemp leaf) is one of the most famous sashiko patterns and one of my favourites to stitch. I'm doing one of the 'four corners' stitch demos at the area day afternoon next Saturday, so there will be lots of chances to see how to mark and stitch this amazing pattern. Details here.
Of course, asanoha isn't only found in sashiko. Here are lots of other examples, including textiles and architecture.
Ranma screen from the Aoyama House, Yuza-machi.
Two vintage meisen kimono fabrics - the black and white one is a haori jacket.
Carved on the pillars at the main temple hall at Mt Haguro.