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Stitch and Yarn – travelling the world in search of textiles, colour and things handmade with love.: Putting one stitch in front of the other

sashiko stitchig. In Nambu, a more southern and eastern area of Aomori, where the climate is a bit less harsh than in Tsugaru, Nambu-hishizashi embroidery was done. Shown here is a sampler of the distinctive, colored, lozenge shapes that are characteristic of Nambu-hishizashi work. Most likely this little sampler dates to the Meiji era (1868-1912).