#SK409 white sashiko KIT 'Red Fuji'

#SK409 white sashiko KIT 'Red Fuji'


These complete kits include a pre printed sashiko panel from Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. called 'hana fukin' with literally means 'flower cloth'. It is 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 (as shown in the third photo), but you can stitch the printed layer separately and make them into various other items, such as bags, cushions or quilt panels. They also look great framed.

This stunning new design is inspired by Japanese 'ukiyo-e' woodblock prints and depicts one of Hokusai's famous '36 Views of Mount Fuji'.  This one is called Gaifū kaisei (fine wind, clear morning), also simply known as 'Red Fuji'. Most versions of this print show Fuji in red, but there are also some much rarer prints which use pink for the mountain - this link includes images of both versions, as well as some funky versions where the pigments have been analysed by IRRFC (infrared-reflected false colour). There are four different designs in the collection and all are available on either indigo blue or white fabric, but only the white is available as a kit.

This listing is for the complete kit, which includes the pre printed panel, sashiko needle, instructions, and all the threads needed to complete the panel as shown in the first photo. Also available as a panel only in white and indigo blue.


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!


Includes English instructions! Please note, I would suggest that a little sashiko stitching or other embroidery experience is advisable before tackling one of these panels. I would rate the skill level as intermediate.


Finished size approx 13in (33cm) square.

Marks wash out.

Designed and made by Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. in Japan.


100% cotton.


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