#H-408 white sashiko KIT hanafukin panel 'Umezawa'
These kit contains a pre printed sashiko panel from Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. called 'hana fukin' with literally means 'flower cloth', plus sashiko threads, a sashiko needle and instructions in English. The panel 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 Soshū umezawanoshō, 'Umezawa in Sagami Province (Kanazawa Prefecture today) or simply 'Umezawa' (literally 'Plum Marsh'). There are four different designs in the collection and all are available on either indigo blue or white fabric (indigo blue as a panel only).
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.
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.