How to stitch the Honeycomb Hitome-sashi cloth
Another of the beautiful sashiko kit with multiple hitome-sashi designs, This one is called Honeycomb. Like the others, the instructions that come with it are in Japanese and although the diagrams are very good, I've been trying stitch them while writing english directions with photographs to make things easier.
Honeycomb is the second of these designs. The first was Snow Crystals and can also be found in these blogs.
Many of us enjoy stitching the 12" x 12" ready to stitch preprinted sashiko sampler designs made by Olympus, Japan. We just aren't sure what they are for! Recently new ones came available and the header on them calls them Hana-fukin, so I looked it up.
Hana-fukin is the name for a useful household cloth. It could be a tea towel or dish cloth, or a clean square of cloth to put under a meal, or use in the center of a table, or to cover a bowl of fruit or eggs, or to cover cooling cookies or cake....