'French Sashiko' faux sashiko weave cotton Moda - dark blue/cream
This amazing fabric from the 'French Sashiko' range by French General for Moda is actually woven to look just like it has been stitched with real hitomezashi yokogushi foundation rows! The 'sashiko stitch' cream threads are actually floating warp threads, against a deep, indigo blue colour background (it is not a natural indigo) and it really looks stitched. Ideal for using as the basis for a kagurizashi (woven or threaded sashiko) pattern like kikkou (hexagons - see last photo), where a contrasting thread is woven through the 'stitches', which run parallel to the selvedge. Alternatively, use it as the first foundation rows for patterns like komezashi (rice stitch), and stitch across the woven 'stitches'. 80m fine 3-ply sashiko thread in cream would be the closest match in both thread thickness and colour for this.
It has a soft drape and handle, which would be lovely for clothing, bags, household textiles etc.
110cm (43in) wide (approx).
Made in India
Tip - because the warp threads creating the 'stitches' won't be secured when the fabric is cut, it would be a good idea to machine sew across the width along cut edges, to catch the loose ends, and be very careful when threading additional threads through. Or use the Yuza Sashiko Guild method and back the fabric with a very lightweight iron on interfacing, to help secure the threads on the back.
NB - sold by the half metre, so order '2' for 1 metre, '3' for 1.5m etc.