#SK258 sashiko cushion KIT 'kikkyo & asanoha'
Arriving around 14th October - available for preorder now.
This fabulous cushion kit from Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. is printed in grey on indigo blue on their special sashiko fabric, a thicker fabric I use for my sashiko classes. Pre printed fabric, sashiko thread, needle and instructions (in Japanese, but easy to follow) to make this gorgeous cushion with a traditional design of kikkyo (Chinese bellflower) and asanoha (hemp leaf). Sashiko at it's most classic!
The thread in the kit is six strand sashiko thread, similar to kogin thread, so use it as a single complete strand to stitch the design, without splitting it. This thread gives the sashiko stitching a particularly bold and pleasing effect.
The instructions include excellent diagrams and you don't need to be able to read the text, but you can always use a phone app like Google Translate to 'read' the Japanese instructions. Remember, all measurements are shown in metric!
Panel size is 50 x 50cm (19 5/8 x 19 5/8in)
Marks wash out. NB - the marks have less contrast than my pre printed sashiko panels. The fabric is indigo colour, not natural indigo, so the colour won't run.
Designed and made by Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. in Japan.