This sashiko sampler contains one navy colored cloth that is pre-printed with a Gentiana flower kamon crest and lattice pattern. The pattern washes out of the cloth with water. 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 number of supplies. The marks are also easily seen (for less than perfect lighting) and will not rub off when the cloth is folded away. The design can be embroidered with one 20 meter skein of sashiko thread.
This sampler can also be used to create a quilt block, placemat or 12 inch (30.5 cm) pillow.
The entire cloth measures about 25 inches long x 13 inches wide (63.5 cm long x 33 cm wide). The printed portion of the cloth measures 11.5 inch x 11.5 inch (29.2 cm x 29.2 cm) in size. The printed portion can be seen in the 4rd photo. Traditionally the cloth is folded in half and the stitching is done though 2 layers of fabric.
The 100% cotton fabric is lightweight with a slightly open weave. Please refer to the photos with the crayons for the most accurate representation of the cloth color. The fabric is a dark, navy blue. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the photo for a color comparison and are not included in the listing.
This sampler comes with an instruction sheet that is in English only.
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.
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