Which one are you stitching?
Sashiko? Kogin? Hitomezashi? Boro?
What all 4 techniques have in common, and how they differ...View full article →
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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