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Cherry Blossoms & Lucky Threes Table Mat Kit - Good Beginner Kit

Alderspring Design

A nice kit for first time sashiko stitchers who want to learn to transfer the design to fabric for themselves. Note: color is white thread on navy blue fabric. The direction-of-stitching lines are marked on the lucky threes design, and the stitch lines are marked as dashed lines on the cherry blossoms. I've included a photograph with some optional ways you could stitch the pattern.

The instructions were written for first time stitchers (or people who have only stitched pre printed sashiko fabrics and a re ready to go further :-) 

The stitched area of this table mat kit is 10 3/4" by 14 1/2". If you want a larger mat, adding a border in a different fabric is a nice option. 

The kit include 14" x 18" navy cotton fabric, fabric for the transfer, 2- 20 meter skeins of white Olympus sashiko thread, Olympus sashiko needles, instructions for how to do sashiko stitching, how to transfer the design to your fabric, and tips for making your stitching better. The pattern is full size, and there are instructions for making your stitched fabric into a simple table mat. You will need a batting layer and backing fabric to finish it into a mat, these are not in the kit.

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