Library of the Abbey in Waldsassen, Bavaria, Germany.
My yummy dinner tonight :)
Since then we have produced a number of project specific tutorials which may be a more fun way to learn sashiko stitching. I recommend Dragonfly Over Diamond Waves and& Dragonfly Above the Earth . Learn the art of Sashiko, a Japanese Traditional Hand.
HOW TO - Sashiko Embroidery sashiko embroidery Somehow I missed this detailed Purl Bee tutorial on sashiko embroidery. Mari, who wrote the tutorial, claims that the traditional Japanese embroidery only looks difficult.