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A Short Stack of Sashiko Kotatsu Accessories: Large Squares of Stitched and Layered Cotton

Written on August 7, 2012

I love kotatsu accessories, and by that I mean kotatsugake or the quilted throws that are placed over the heated table where families would congregate to keep warm in winter months.  Very often kotatsugake can be made of sakiori, or ragweave, but in this case, they are made of layered, recycled cotton which have been beautifully sashiko stitched.  Shown here are five similar pieces, but I have others which are much heavier due to the layering of more cotton pieces.And I have them displayed on my beautiful and simply detailed Korean wooden chest.Each kotatsugake is about 60″ or 152 cm square and I think these date to the mid twentieth century.

And those of you in the New York area, please to stop by my weekend showroom sale.

Everything will be 30% off for just two days: Saturday, 11 August (12 noon – 5 PM) and Sunday 12 August (1 PM – 6 PM).

No appointments necessary for this two day event. Directions are here.

**As I’ve never done this before I don’t know if I’ll get 1 or 100 people visiting, so I’m hoping to be as prepared as I can be.

If there are many visitors at once, I ask your patience: my usual method is to book single appointments and work with people one-on-one.**






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  1. Comment by judy martin:

    these sashiko cloths are beautiful and inspiring. thank you.

    August 15, 2012 @ 9:35 pm