TRC Needles is digital resource from the Textile Research Centre (TRC) in Leiden. It covers the enormous field of needlework, focusing in particular on appliqué, beading, darned knotting, embroidery, needle lace making, passementerie, patchwork and quilting. 

sashiko Needles (& Website)

Ardent Thread. “A love for both the common fiber and the extraordinary textile – Blog of KimonoMomo”


I’ve found it helpful to use a stencil and quilting pounce to transfer designs for stitching, quilting, and sashiko. I’ve linked to a source, below - please share your sources, too!



This little mending loom is called a Speedweve and can be found on Etsy or Ebay. There are different renditions of this tool, they need to be sought out as they are, to my knowledge, not making them anymore.