Sashiko Gift kit, Family Crests Panel
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I've combined this Sashiko Family Crest panel with an 100 meter skein of white Olympus needles, a pack of sashiko needles and a leather sashiko thimble to make an easy to give sashiko kit.
This rich sumi black Family Crest Sashiko Panel was designed by Susan Briscoe. It has eight different family crest designs (each is 16" X 16" square) preprinted in wash out markings on tsumugi cotton fabric. With the design already on the fabric, you can thread your sashiko needle with some sashiko thread and enjoy the stitching. In addition there are eight 4 1/2" small motifs.
The individual sashiko blocks are marked it easy to cut them apart and use them for quilts, table covers, clothing, bags or other project. If you choose to use the panel as a whole cloth, wall hanging, or for cushions or small quilts, there is no need to stitch the cutting line markings, they will completely wash away after your stitching is finished.
The full panel size is 24" x 42.5"
This tsumugi fabric is an exceptional fine quality fabric. It is washable and will not bleed, fade or shrink.
Ready to stitch preprinted sashiko patterns on tsumugi fabrics are available in several colours, in panels or smaller projects, and I have the matching plain tsumugi fabric also available. You can find the whole collection in the Special fabrics menu. Click on Tsumugi Fabric in the drop down menu. The tsumugi fabric colours are especially beautiful when combined in the same project.
This Tsumugi fabric is made for Olympus in Japan. It is a fine quality cotton version of the very expensive antique tsumugi silks of the past. The fabric is woven on a black warp with some soft slubby-ness. This creates the distinctive appearance of tsumugi cloth, and combined with the earthy tones of the weft thread colours, makes it similar in appearance to the original Japanese tsumugi cloth.