Stencil for Sashiko, Boro & Visible Mending
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Stencil for Boro, Visible mending, and Sashiko stitching.
About the design:
This hitome-sashi sashiko 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.
The photograph demonstrates how you can make more than one hitome-sashi sashiko design by which lines you choose to stitch (or leave unstitched)
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.