Olympus hitomezashi sashiko pre-printed wash-away pattern sampler cloth or kit - Mount Fuji


This listing is for one sashiko kit OR a sashiko sampler cloth. Please choose if you would like to purchase the kit or the sampler cloth using the pull-down menu.

This wonderful sampler features a white or navy blue colored cloth that is pre-printed with a Mount Fuji pattern. The pattern washes out of the cloth with water. This hitomezashi (one stitch sashiko) sampler was created by Olympus Japan and is meant to be used with their new, thin sashiko threads. 160 meters of thread is needed to complete the sampler. 8 skeins (160meters total) of standard sized sashiko thread can also be used to complete the cloth.

Please choose either the sashiko sampler or sashiko sampler kit with either a white or blue cloth.

*The sashiko sampler contains one white colored cloth that is pre-printed with the Mount Fuji pattern. This is perfect for anyone that already has their own sashiko supplies or wishes to use a different color of thread than what is available in the kit.

*The kit contains one white or navy blue colored cloth that is pre-printed with the Mount Fuji pattern, an Olympus brand sashiko needle and 2 balls of Olympus thin sashiko thread .
The white colored sampler has 2 balls of the Olympus thin sashiko thread in a Cyan Blue (#217) color and the navy blue colored sampler has 2 balls of the Olympus thin sashiko thread in an Aqua Blue (#208) color. Each ball contains about 80 meters of 100% cotton, thin sashiko thread.

This is a perfect project for beginner sashiko artists. I find that these samplers are also wonderful for traveling with as they are small and do not require you to pack a large amount of supplies. The marks are also easily seen (for less than perfect lighting) and will not rub off when the cloth is folded away.

"Hana-Fukin" translates to "kitchen towel" however this sampler can also be used to create a quilt block, small coaster/placemat or 12 inch (30.5 cm) pillow.

The entire cloth measures about 27.5 long x 13.5 wide (69.9 cm long x 34.3 cm wide). The printed portion of the cloth measures 11.75 inch x 11.75 inch (29.8 cm x 29.8 cm) in size. The printed portion of the sampler can be seen in the 2nd photo.

The sampler is printed on 100% cotton fabric that is lightweight and has a slightly open weave. Please refer the photo with the Crayola brand crayons for the most accurate representation of the color of the navy blue cloth. These crayons are shown for a color comparison and are not included with the listing.

Each sampler comes with an instruction sheet HOWEVER this sheet is printed in Japanese. This sheet can be seen in the last photo.

Do NOT iron the fabric prior to removing the pre-printed pattern or the pattern may not wash out completely.

To remove markings:
Hand wash in lukewarm water with mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly.

Iron while still moist on low temperature. Place sashiko cloth face down onto folded bath towel, prior to ironing, to prevent the stitching from being flattened.

This product was made in Japan by Olympus

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Please note that if you order a large number of thread or small items the shipping weight may be overestimated. Be assured that I always refund shipping cost overages of $1.00 or more. You may also wish to contact me so that I can set up a special order for you, which will have the accurate combined shipping costs. I do not charge handling or packaging fees.

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Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

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    Reviews (7)


    Super fast shipping and great quality item. Needed a new stitching hobby that’s easy to follow and focus on while still being readily available for my baby, these kits are perfect for that.

    Cute kit! Looking forward to doing it

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