The pre-printed fabric included in this set is just begging for sashiko embroidery!
The indigo cotton fabric by Olympus of Japan measures 13"x26" and the print area is 13"x13". So many project possibilities! Fold it in half, stitch through both layers, and hem the edges to create a tea towel or handkerchief. Stitch through one layer and sew up the sides to create a small pillowcase!
This set includes:
- Pre-printed fabric (the ink washes off with water... so no need to make every stitch absolutely perfect!)
- Off-white cotton sashiko thread (40 m / 131 ft)
- Embroidery needle
Need some direction to help you get started on your sashiko embroidery path?
Add the inspiring and informative guide to sashiko, Make and Mend by Jessica Marquez, to your set.
This hardcover 160 page book introduces the incredibly simple technique of sashiko--a striking hand-sewing method using a running stitch to form pleasing geometric patterns.
Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, decorative projects for the home. With fifteen projects applying a modern, on-trend aesthetic to this ancient craft, Make and Mend shows readers how to apply sashiko stitching to a variety of craft projects, such as repairing torn jeans, mending a ripped hem, and making decorative pillows, napkins, a tablecloth, and a totebag.
Touching on the concepts of beauty in minimalism and resourceful simplicity, as well as a fascination with Japan and Japanese design, this easy and accessible book appeals to both the seasoned maker and total beginner.