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This panel is one of my second selection of ready to stitch panels, with traditional geometric sashiko patterns, including smaller patterns, hand printed by Olympus Thread Mfg. Japan on their beautiful Kofu Tsumugi 100% cotton (coloured warp, black weft, with tiny slubs, also available unprinted).  Once again, I've chosen some of my favourite geometric sashiko patterns for this new panel, this time adding some very special old motif patterns from Sakata, Shonai, for the smaller squares. Available in indigo blue, deep red, green, ink black, light grey (taupe) and light blue (slate blue) and coordinating with my other geometric and kamon crest sashiko panels. Each stitch is clearly marked, so they are easy to sew. The detail photos show the colours most accurately.


Each hand-printed pattern is washed away with water and disappears, leaving no mark on the work.  Do not prewash your panel, or all your marks will disappear! The panel's squares are 9 1/2in (24cm) and 4 1/2in (11.5cm) approx.  They can be cut up and used like quilt blocks or stitched as a whole panel (it looks good if the cutting lines are left unsewn). The block sizes are the same as my other geometric and kamon crest panels, so now you can have many more blocks to combine for larger projects like quilts. The possibilities are endless!


There is a kamon crest panel that complements this one, in the same size and colours.

100% cotton
Size - Approximately 108 cm selvedge to selvedge (print width: 96 cm) x 60cm wide.


NB - about my panels -

  • The indigo blue is not botanical indigo and will not run.
  • The dark red colourway is a rich, deep burgundy (not bright pink, as it can look on some monitors!)
  • The light grey colourway is light taupe/beige.
  • The light blue colourway is slate blue or 'airforce blue'.
  • Colours will not run.

Thread suggestions - suitable for any medium or fine sashiko thread. One panel uses approx. 100m sashiko thread used singly, more if doubled or in a combination of doubled and single threads.  The Olympus 100m sashiko thread, available in 14 colours, is ideal.

Needle - Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. sashiko needles in packs of two or four.


Please see my FAQs page for more information about stitching this panel.

Susan Briscoe sashiko panel geometric 2020