#KF2020-14 'Serenity' designer hanafukin panel
This designer panel is by Ky Fujita for QH Textiles, taking hanafukin panels in a new direction, with a nod to tradition. This Art Nouveau inspired lotus blossom design is simply beautiful, and would pair well with the lily design 'Purity'. 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 -
Pink or shaded pink sashiko thread would give a realistic look to the lotus blossoms, with green for the leaves and stems, and a golden yellow for the sun. 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.
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).