#1007 20 count 100% linen kogin fabric blue by 1/2m
Now available by the half metre. Multiples of 1/2m will be cut as continous lengths.
100% linen, specially made by Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. for kogin (counted sashiko). Now available in several colours - this listing is for blue, shade 1007.
Size 92 wide x 50cm.
Made in Japan by Olympus Thread Mfg. Co.
Handwash. Do not dry clean or tumble dry.
Also available precut and in natural 1001, white 1006, mustard 1041 and dark indigo blue 1014 (all precuts).
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!'
Notes on linen cloth (from Olympus Thread Mfg. Co.) - 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.