Moyo-sashi (Continuous Line Sashiko)

This is the very popular Olympus collection of traditional large pattern Sashiko stitching samplers (Moyo-sashi).  These designs are made by stitching the continuous lines through the patterns, usually beginning with the horizontal lines, and when those are done stitching the vertical lines, and finally any diagonal lines. The design emerges as the lines cross, intersect or parallel each other.  

The patterns are printed with wash away ink on sarashi-momen cotton fabric. Simply stitch over the printed markings and when you are finished they will wash out leaving only your stitching.