#H-9023 'Halloween' black 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 black 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 often do), and make the panel up into a cushion, wallhanging, tote bag or other project. I have added a short photo tutorial on my blog, showing how I stitched it.
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 in white, grey, shaded grey, orange, persimmon and green, which I have chosen for you. Halloween is marked by people in Japan, especially the dressing up part. This kit is also available in white. 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.