This sashiko sampler contains one pink or white colored cloth that is pre-printed with a sakura (cherry blossom) 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 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, placemat or 12 inch (30.5 cm) pillow.
The entire cloth measures about 26.5 long x 13.5 wide (67.3 cm long x 34.3 cm wide) and can be seen in the 4th photo.
The printed portion of the cloth measures 11.25 inch x 11.25 inch (28.6 cm x 28.6 cm) in size.
The 100% cotton fabric and is lightweight with a slightly open weave. Please refer to the last two photos for the most accurate representation of the colors available. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the pink colored sampler photo for color comparison. The pink color is a muted pink color that reminds me of the color of "silly putty".
This sampler comes with an instruction sheet HOWEVER this sheet is printed in Japanese. There is a diagram for completing the pillow project.
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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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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