Stencil for Sashiko, Boro & Visible Mending
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Stencil for sashiko, boro, visible mending\ or embellishing.
About the design:
This 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. Wherever the cloth became thin and weak with wear, a patch of stronger cloth was Sashiko stitched over it would keep the garment usable.
This stencil is a style of Sashiko stitching called Hitome-zashi (one stitch Sashiko) and creates a dense stitching making it suitable for mending areas of heavy wear.
I've included a photo showing the design drawn in several colours to show how it might look stitched.
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.