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Sashiko was developed as a resourceful way of extending the life of garments in rural Japan.  There are traditional ways of doing it - but the concept is this... Hand quilting patches or scraps of fabric over holes, stains, abrasions (and today maybe even to cover an occational corporate logo) 

Imperfections are welcome and patches can be hand made, decorated or just scraps of fabric.  Your new patch will weaken the fabric around the patch so eventually it will strain the fabric and you will need to add more patches.. and your garment story telling begins!


East/West Shop

727 N. Broadway #115
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tues - Thurs, 12pm - 5pm
Fri - Sat, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, 12pm - 5pm

Monday, CLOSED

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