QH105N 'Noshi Gift' sashiko panel INDIGO

QH105N 'Noshi Gift' sashiko panel INDIGO

£20.00Price

This stunning large sashiko panel from QH Textiles, 'Noshi Gift', depicts twin noshi bundles against a gridded background. Each strip in the noshi is intricately decorated with a traditional sashiko pattern. Noshi is a traditional motif that brings good luck and represents increase.

 

Total panel size is 43in (110cm) high x 18in (45cm) wide approx, printed across the full width of the fabric width.


Hand printed in Japan


Stitching suggestions for the panel -
This design would look lovely whether stitched in traditional white or cream thread, or in colours - and noshi  are often depicted very colourfully! In colour, the individual ribbons could be outlined in a golden yellow or ochre, and shaded sashiko threads used to stitch the individual sashiko patterns. A combination of red and white stitching on the cords, with red for the tassels, would emphasise the celebratory effect. The background grid can be stitch as is, left unstitched and washed out when finished, or used as the foundation grid to mark a more complex sashiko pattern (and stitched in a darker colour, so as not to overwhelm the noshi motifs).

I suggest edging the raw edges with a machine zigzag or narrow overlock stitch to prevent fraying before you start.

The indigo is the super dark 'kon iro' shade, similar to the colour of Yuza Sashiko Guild's fabric, which may look black in some lighting. It isn't a natural indigo, so it won't come off on your hands or run. It is the same colour as the other larger QH panels, like 'Seasons Greetings' and 'Maiko Bloom'.

Sashiko Cloth by QH Textiles (Australia)

 

Printed with water-soluble ink - marks wash out - do not prewash!

 

100% Cotton

 

 

  • Stitching suggestions

    Hanafukin cloths are traditionally stitched through two layers of fabric (the second layer is the plain section) but can be stitched just through one if you want to add wadding and quilt the panel after finishing the sashiko stitching. For 'quilt as you go', the plain section can be used as a backing. Black wadding is recommended, because it doesn't show or beard through the fabric.

    To stitch through two layers, the cloth can be stitched all round and bagged out before stitching the sashiko; stitched across the short ends with right sides together, then the sashiko stitched, and finally the two selvedges turned in on each other and ladder stitched together; or the edges tucked in using a butted finished and stitched all round. Any of these can also be done after the sashiko is stitched, if you don't want the back of your stitching to be visible.

    In addition to simply stitching the whole panel in medium white sashiko thread, you can experiment with different colours and thread thicknesses. It would look great with the circle outlines stitched in one or more colours. Of course, if you are including this panel with others in a quilt or wallhanging, you could take your colour inspirations from the other panels. Whatever colours you choose, remember the lightest colours, white especially, will appear bolder against the dark blue fabric, while colours like deep red will recede, rather than create a bright accent in your stitching.

    The whole panel can be stitched in a single medium sashiko thread or with some threads doubled for a bolder effect, such as the circle outlines. If you wish to stitch in just one colour, try combining the 20m medium sashiko thread with the 80m fine sashiko thread. The colours are identical and the finer thread could be used to give a very delicate effect to the hitomezashi patterns.



     

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