Mount Fuji, flying geese and cherry blossoms table top sashiko kit.
This sashiko table runner kit is already hemmed and has the sashiko design printed on it in wash away print so you can just open the bag, thread you needle with the sashiko thread and needle provided and enjoy your new project. Kit includes leather sashiko needle and thimble and enough thread to complete the stitching.
I really like these pre sewn Olympus sashiko kits. They've used a good quality mid-weight cotton fabric and the hems are well finished. I've made quite a few of them myself and there has always been enough thread with the kit. Also they are machine washable and get prettier with use. See tips below for more.
When sashiko stitching, always leave a bit of slack thread on the back whenever you carry a thread from one place to another, and leave a tiny loop of thread when you turn a corner. Sashiko thread plumps up and gets prettier when washed.
If you find the thick sashiko thread too hard to pull through, you can thin it by pulling a few strands out. Although sashiko thread is meant to be used as it comes, some people do find the thread in these kits quite thick. However, if you can use the whole thread, do, it will give such a nice plump little stitch, quite beautiful.
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