I've been washing and wearing this mask for a several weeks and it is the most comfortable mask I have. I think this is because the fabric in these Olympus sampler kits is an absorbent and breathable quality cotton. Here are some notes about stitching masks from the Olympus Hitomezashi Sashiko (One Stitch Sashiko) fabric sampler kits...
(And yes, you are right, I am not this young, sigh! Today I am 62. This is my daughter ❤️. She is about the age now that I was when I started this business! And I thought I was old then! 😂)
Which one are you stitching?
Sashiko? Kogin? Hitomezashi? Boro?
What all 4 techniques have in common, and how they differ...
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....
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- About quilting sashiko
- dyed yarn cotton fabric
- hand sewing
- how to thread a sashiko needle
- How to transfer sashiko designs
- How to use products
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- Just for inspiration
- making matters
- Ready to stitch sashiko fabrics
- Sashiko thread-how not to end in a tangle
- Sashiko tutorial part 1 of 4
- Sashiko tutorial part 2 of 4
- Sashiko tutorial part 3 of 4
- Sashiko tutorial part 4 of 4
- Slow stitching and mending
- Things you can do with your sashiko stitched fabric
- Thoughts about creativity
- Tutorials for how to stitch sashiko & weaving designs
- What is going on at A Threaded Needle
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