Kugurizashi Sashiko Pre-printed Fabric, Shizuku Design
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This Kugurizashi Sashiko design is printed with wash away ink on cotton fabric, ready to open and start stitching. This design is called Shizuku.
I like this process of weaving an additional thread under the stitched threads. It adds another layer of peaceful meditative movement to the process of sashiko stitching. It also deepens the texture of the cloth so that as it is washed and dried it becomes increasingly interesting.
- Shizuko kugurisashi
- Skill level: Kugurisashi is an advanced sashiko technique and the included instructions are in Japanese only (but with good diagrams). It is well worth learning if you enjoy stitching but This blog will show you the basics.
- Recommended book: (in English) for learning Kugurisashi and hitomezashi sashiko stitching: Amazing Sashiko
- Thread needed: 120 meters sashiko thread
- Care: 100% cotton cloth. Hand wash in warm water, towel dry. Press face down with steam
- Finished size: 12" x 12"
100% cotton fabric. The fabric is 13" x 26" and you are meant to fold the unprinted fabric part behind the printed side and stitch through both layers. The finished piece will be 12" X 12". Hem and use it alone, or sew into another project.
The print washes away completely so please do not get the fabric damp before you are finished stitching! Also do not iron before you are finished and have washed out the printed markings. Heat may set them.
Uses: These 12" x 12" finished stitchings can be hemmed and used as they are, or used for cushions, quilt blocks, or in other sewing projects.
What is Kugurizashiko?
Kugurisashi Sashiko is a two step stitching technique that creates a beautiful textured pattern on the fabric. The first step is to stitch a hitomezashi pattern (one stitch sashiko), the second is to weave under those stitches with your needle and thread. Kugurizashi is sometimes called 'sashiko and weaving'.