'Sashiko no kawaii hanafukin’ (cute sashiko flower cloths)
Kumiko Yoshida's first sashiko book certainly presents hanafukin (literally 'flower cloths, but what most non Japanese call 'sashiko samplers') in a cute, fresh way, with many new larger geometric sashiko designs, and few hitomezashi (one stitch sashiko) patterns too. 'Sashiko no kawaii hanafukin’ (cute sashiko flower cloths ) is perfect for use with the plain hanafukin fabrics, or any of my other sashiko fabrics, and fine (4-ply or 3-ply) or medium (6-ply) sashiko threads. All the patterns are stitched as hanafukin cloths, in many colour combinations, which gives the designs a fresh, modern appeal, and the styled photos give many ideas for their use. There are 25 different large geometric sashiko patterns, including some new ones, and five hitomezashi (one stitch) sashiko designs), which are presented as two colour diagrams, and shown again in black and white at full size.
The text, as you can see from the photos, is all in Japanese, but if you have done a little sashiko before you will find the diagrams very easy to follow. You can use phone apps like Google translate to scan and auto translate text too. Measurements are all in metric throughout.
Who would enjoy this book? If you love drawing and marking sashiko panels yourself and have done a little before, this would be a great book to expand your pattern repertoire.
I also have Kumiko Yoshida's second book 'Sashiko no kawaii hanafukin' (cute sashiko flower cloths) in stock.
80 pages, mostly in full colour. Full size pattern pages are in black and white.
Size 26 x 21 x 0.8cm
Publisher : Nihon Vogue