Stencil for Sashiko & Boro
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Rice stitch cross flower design stencil for Boro and Sashiko stitching.
About the design:
This hitome-zashi sashiko rice grain design dates back to the 1600's and would have been found stitched on cuffs, shoulder's, collars, knees and elbows of farmer and fishermen's clothing. When the cloth became thin and weak with wear, a patch of stronger cloth stitched over it in this dense design would keep the garment usable. It would also have been stitched on household kitchen cloths because of the rice grain design.
About the Stencil:
The stencil is made of a composite fibre that is strong, washable, bendable, & not easy to tear (I tried, it doesn't tear although it is thin and has a 'paper-y fibre feel). You can use almost any transfer pen or pencil with these, unlike the thicker acrylic plastic stencils which need a long thin tip to reach the fabric.
Easy to store, space saving, and not breakable.
Size: 12mm x 12mm (4" x 4"). Pattern area is 10mm x 10mm. Stencil thickness is 0.2mm.