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  • Publisher: Octopus
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 04 April 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781781576922
  • Stock: 18 in stock
  • Hurt Stock: £6.50 (1 available)
  • Size: 165x191 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: £12.99
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Make & Mend


The Japanese Art of Sashiko Embroidery by Jessica Marquez

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Book Description

Make and Mend is an exquisite, full-colour guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories and home textiles - requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and some thread!

Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, decorative projects for the home. With 15 projects applying a modern, on-trend aesthetic to this ancient craft, Make and Mend shows readers how to apply sashiko stitching to a variety of craft projects, such as repairing torn jeans, altering a hem, and making decorative pillows, napkins, a tablecloth, and a totebag.

About the Author

About Jessica Marquez

Jessica Marquez is an author, photographer, teacher, content creator, and full-time creative maker behind the handmade shop Miniature Rhino. Jessica's work has been featured in dozens of print publications and countless blogs including Style Me Pretty, Design*Sponge, Apartment Therapy, and Refinery29.



There's something bittersweet about a torn pair of jeans. Yes, it's annoying that your favourite trousers have a hole in them, but it gives you the opportunity to apply sashiko! This simple Japanese technique uses running stitch and geometric patterns to repair in a decorative fashion, plus, you can apply the method to every item in your wardrobe. 

Craft Focus

Featuring 15 Sashiko-inspired embroidery projects, this exquisite volume is perfect for stitchers who wish to improve their skills in an eco-friendly manner. The author shows readers how to apply this Japanese technique in a variety of ways, from repairing tars and altering hems to making decorative pillows, napkins, a tablecloth and tote bag. 

This practical guide requires nothing more than a needle and thread to achieve stunning results. 

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