#1014 20 count 100% linen kogin fabric dark indigo blue
100% linen, specially made by Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. for kogin (counted sashiko). Now available in several colours - this listing is for dark indigo blue, shade 1014. This is a very dark blue, almost but not quite black. It is not a natural indigo and the colour won't run. Precut and individually packaged in Japan. The packet has five free mini kogin charts on the back.
Size 46 x 50cm.
Made in Japan by Olympus Thread Mfg. Co.
Handwash. Do not dry clean or tumble dry.
Also available in natural 1001, white 1006, blue 1007 and mustard 1041.
Susan's comment - 'Although this is the slightly finer of the two Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. kogin fabrics, I find it is easier to stitch because the holes are slightly larger and the threads finer than the 18 count evenweave cotton fabric. It has a more "handmade" look than the 18 count. Suitable for our kogin thread, or DMC or Anchor Soft Cotton. My favourite kogin fabric, and Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. introduced the colours on my request!'
Translated from Japanese packaging -
Notes on linen cloth. 100% linen fabric that takes advantage of the natural texture. Linen fabric produces black and brown knots and slubs. Please note that you may break the thread if you try to stitch too forcefully. There may be a slight error in the thread count number due to unevenness in the weave and thread. Please understand that this is a perculiarity of linen fabric including a feeling of wrinkles and distortion. if the cloth is slightly distorted, please pull the cloth square before starting to stitch. Please be aware that the cloth ends unravel easily*.
Susan's tip - * zigzag or oversew the edges of the fabric before starting to stitch, to prevent fraying.