April 10/19. Two notes: Yoko Saito books are back in stock and I've aded new dyed yarn fabric bundles. Also, working conditions are a little challenging from the big move :-) so please let me know if you find any errors, or have any concerns with your orders. Happy stitching! Susan
Ready to stitch Hana-Fukin cloth. I like this process of weaving an additional thread under the stitched threads. It adds another layer of peaceful meditative movement to the process of sashiko stitching these useful small cloths. It also deepens the texture of the cloth so that as it is washed and dried it becomes increasingly interesting.
The instructions are in Japanese. The diagrams are very good and if you are a confident stitcher they may be enough. I found them adequate. There is also a blog tutorial for this design, click here. You will need 3 skeins of Olympus sashiko thread.
From Olympus, Japan, this is the same cotton fabric as the other Hana-Fukin cloths we carry. It makes a 12 x 12 inch finished cloth which you can add into other sewing projects or hem and use alone.