SASHIKO GARDENS Bracelet Pattern

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You are purchasing an odd count peyote digital pattern....NOT THE ITEMS IN THE PHOTO!!

Knowledge of odd count peyote is needed as no instructions for this stitch are given within the pattern. 

I am in love with the Japanese Sashiko embroidery! Sashiko embroidery has been used in Japan for centuries, dating back to the Edo era of the 1600's to the 1800's. The Japanese word Sashiko means "little stabs" and refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework. Back in the day, they stitcher would use dark blue fabric with white or off white thread. The patterns they created in Sashiko are stunning and were truly my inspiration for this design. I have taken those "little stabs" to my beading tray! I hope you like my SASHIKO GARDENS Bracelet!

I have used Miyuki size 11/0 DELICA beads; 4lb Fire Line fishing line and a long beading needle to stitch with a toggle bar and ring for the closure.

For the optional PICOT trim, I used size 15/0 Miyuki round seeds in OPAQUE RED, #15-408 and GALVANIZED SILVER, #15-1051.

I used 8 different DELICA bead colors for a total of 1853 beads! There are 19 columns and 195 rows.

The finished size of SASHIKO GARDENS is 6 5/8 inches by 1 1/8 inches which includes the trim.

If you need to lengthen your bracelet, continue to work the stripes at each end, until you have reached your desired length.

I have a bit to go on my Sashiko stitching but I am getting there. I hope you enjoy stitching this design!


Within the pattern you will find full color photos of the finished piece; a DELICA bead legend (listing of colors used); a view of the pattern in REAL TIME; a full color graph large enough to read easily and a WORD CHART of the bracelet pattern. Photo of trim placement! Ten SASHIKO pages await you in this pdf download.

This pattern is in the form of a PDF file, a digital pattern, that will be readily available to you once your payment is received.

I don't mind if you make these bracelets to sell, but please give me the credit for the design within your listing of your finished piece. I would greatly appreciate it.

There are NO REFUNDS on digital files.

All photos, design and content copyrighted by JULIE ANN SMITH, 1998 to present.