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.
PRODUCT DETAILS: :: The Kikko Hana-Sashi 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 Off White and One Dusty Pink) 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 colorshere. >> Need a Sashiko Thimble? Pick your favorite stylehere.
Instructions in English are included in all of the kits.