Sewline Fabric Pencil
The ideal marker for sashiko or marking other dark cotton fabrics, the Sewline Fabric Pencil is a propelling pencil with a fine white 'lead', specially formulated for marking on fabric. Each pencil is supplied with 3 spare leads. The metal point casing retracts like a click ballpoint pen when not in use.
No need to press hard to make a mark, just a firm drawing pressure is all you need. The marks don't rub off as easily as chalk pencil lines can do. The lines wash out, dabbed off with a damp cloth, or can be erased using the special eraser on the end of the barrel.
This is the kind of marking pencil I used for demos on Sewing Quarter TV. The marks show instantly - no waiting for the line to dry. See photo 5 for a comparison with the Clover White Marking Pen (fine) line - the Sewline Fabric Pencil line is the bottom line.