Stencil for Sashiko, Boro & Visible Mending
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Sashiko & Boro Stencil
About the design:
This Sashiko design dates back to the 1600's and would have been found stitched on cuffs, shoulder's, collars, knees or wherever the cloth became thin and weak from wear. Usually a patch of stronger cloth was boro sashiko stitched over the area to keep the garment usable. This technique was also used to mend household fabrics.
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 thick acrylic plastic stencils which need a long thin tip to reach the fabric.
Making Designs from the Stencil:
Beyond stitching the stencil design as you see it, I've added a few photos to inspire you to find more designs and ideas for stitching.
- Size: 12mm x 12mm (4" x 4"). Pattern area is 10mm x 10mm.
- Stencil thickness is 0.2mm.
- Easy to store, space saving, reusable and not breakable.