This sashiko sampler contains one indigo colored cloth that is pre-printed with an asanoha or "hemp leaf" design. 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 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. The design can be embroidered with one 20 meter skein of sashiko thread.
"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 entire cloth can be seen in the 3rd photo. The printed portion of the cloth measures about 11.75 inch x 11.75 inch (29.8 cm x 29.8 cm) in size. The printed portion can be seen in the 4th photo.
The 100% cotton fabric is lightweight with a slightly open weave. Please refer to the last photo for the most accurate representation of the color available. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the photo for a color comparison.
This sampler comes with an instruction sheet HOWEVER this sheet is printed in Japanese. There is a diagram for completing the pillow project.
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.
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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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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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Mar 19, 2021
Thank you Renee - best vendor ever. Excellent customer service. She confirms your items and makes sure that is what you want before she sends your order. I requested her recommendation and she responded immediately. I appreciate Renee as I am a newbie at Sashiko. Sashiko cloths are perfect and packages are beautifully wrapped. Items are priced just right. Shipping is quick. I will definitely be ordering from Rochester Textile again. Thanks again Renee!