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Sashiko means "little stabs" and is a Japanese style of hand embroidery. Beautifully intricate patterns are created with a simple running stitch using thick cotton Sashiko thread. Sashiko is great for beginning and advanced stitchers alike. Easy to learn and relaxing to do!
Kuguri-Sashi is a style of Sashiko that combines Hitomesashi (one stitch style) with Weaving. To complete this sampler you must complete 2 steps. In step one, you stitch the base stitches that come pre-printed on the sampler. In Step Two, you weave your Sashiko thread through the stitches from Step 1 to complete the design. General Kuguri-Sashi instructions are available in English and detailed instructions with lots of clear diagrams are included in Japanese.
:: The Asagao Kuguri-sashi sashiko design is Pre-Printed in Washable ink on 100% Cotton Fabric
-- The pre-printed stitch markings show you exactly where to stitch the first step in this 2 part process. Please be aware that the Weave (step 2) lines are NOT pre-printed.
--- Once you have finished stitching the design, simply hand wash the piece in cold water and the stitch markings will wash away.
:: Fabric Color Options: Navy Blue or White
:: The panel is approximately 12" x 12" ( 31cm x 31cm)
:: Detailed English instructions included.
:: 100% Cotton Hand-Printed Cloth
:: Available as either the PATTERN ONLY or as a SASHIKO KIT
----> The PATTERN ONLY option includes the pre-printed cotton sampler only. (There is NO thread or accessories included with this option.)
---> COMPLETE KITS include ...
- The NAVY fabric option includes the pre-printed fabric pattern, 2 skeins of Yokota 40m (44 yd) Sashiko thread (One White and One Rose Red) and a package of Olympus Sashiko Needles.
- The WHITE fabric option includes the pre-printed fabric pattern, 2 skeins of Yokota 40m (44 yd) Sashiko thread (One Bright Red and One Black) and a package of Olympus Sashiko Needles.
:: ADD ONS ::
>> Want different color threads? Browse our selection of over 30 colors here.
>> Need a Sashiko Thimble? Pick your favorite style here.
Instructions in English are included in all of the kits.
Love shashiko meditative stitching, looking forward to adding weaving in! Great fabric!
Stitching this piece felt magical. The stitches are clearly marked (and wash away) You simply follow along and —voila!— you have a stunning piece of woven Sashiko. I look forward to doing another soon.
I love this design and am very excited about trying out the weaving (which I have never done before).
I love that everything is included!! Awesome kit:)
This is a nice and easy kit. I was able to complete the cloth in less than a week while watching television in the evenings after work. The first phase is to stitch the cloth and the second phase is for the weaving. I used google translate to help translate the instructions, but honestly, I didn't think it was necessary. It's pretty self-explanatory if you've done sashiko before.