#KF2020-12 'Kaza-guruma 2' designer hanafukin panel
This designer panel is by Ky Fujita for QH Textiles, taking hanafukin panels in a new direction, while staying traditional. This is the second kaza-guruma (windmill) design, this time with six different traditional sashiko patterns in hexagons, and it coordinates beautifully with the other two kaza-guruma panels in this range. Please see my stitching suggestions below for ways to stitch this design to best advantage. Hand printed in Japan.
It is a 'hana fukin' with literally means 'flower cloth' and printed on greige (unbleached natural) fabric, 85% cotton, 15% linen. 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). They may be stitched with a doubled or single thread (or a mixture of both, for an interesting effect), in coloured threads, or white for a very minimalist contemporary look. Any of my medium sashiko threads would be ideal for these panels.
Stitching suggestions for the panel -
Several shades of one colour work look great for stitching these panels, such as shades of blue. A mixture of varigated and solid threads would also work well. White on the creamy greige would give a very contemporary effect, similar to some of the natural linen/white thread combinations currently popular for kogin sashiko.
These hand printed designer panels are more expensive than the other hanafukin I sell, but the patterns are so beautiful, I wanted to start selling them! I have more more designs by Ky Fujita in stock, including larger panels.
Sashiko Cloth by QH Textiles (Australia)
Printed with water-soluble ink - marks wash out
Composition : 85% Cotton, 15% linen
Individual Cloth Size : Approx. 30cm x 60cm (Finished size : 30cm x 30cm)
This unbleached QH greige fabric is a slightly finer weave than the Olympus hanafukin sarashi cotton, although the stitch length is about 3mm (the same as my Olympus panels).