#H-1023 'Halloween' white sashiko hanafukin KIT
These pre printed panels from Olympus Thread Mfg. Co.are called 'hana fukin' with literally means 'flower cloth'. They are printed in grey on white coloured narrow width traditional sarashi cloth (an easy to stitch traditional Japanese cotton cloth). Each panel is supplied in one piece with a plain area the same size attached, because they are designed to be stitched through both layers and the edges turned in to make a little cloth, but you can stitch the printed layer separately (as I have done above). I have added a short photo tutorial on my blog, showing how I stitched the black version (also available as a kit - third photo).
This modern Halloween panel is fun to stitch in different colours, and is supplied with a thread bundle, with approx. 20m of thread in total - photo shows the bundle for the black version of this panel. For the white version, the white is replaced with black, but the grey, shaded grey, orange, persimmon and green stay the same. Stitching suggestions for the white version -
- Stitch the ghost with a single grey thread
- Use single black thread for the cat outline
- Outline the 'Trick or Treat' banner in black
- Stitch the 'Halloween' letters in black
- Try shaded grey rather than black for the ghost's hat
Halloween is marked by people in Japan, especially the dressing up part. NB - kit does not include a sashiko needle, which you may already have - if not, I recommend the pack of two Olympus sashiko needles).
Sarashi cloth is quite lightweight compared with other sashiko fabrics, but is very easy to stitch, super absorbent and wears well. It is one of the fabrics traditionally used for kimono underwear!
Finished size approx 13in (33cm) square.
Marks wash out. NB - the marks have less contrast than my pre printed sashiko panels.
Designed and made by Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. in Japan.