These Sashiko samplers are pre-printed with "wash-out" stitching lines. The fabric is 100% cotton. One 13" square is pre-printed with the design while the other half is plain. These Sashiko squares have been used many ways including stitching the 2 layers together or making a pillow using the pre-printed side for the top and the plain piece for the back. Another idea is to use a different fabric for the back and design your own Sashiko on the plain piece. Let me know if you have more ideas.
Here is a picture of my Sashiko pillow made from this
sampler #212. It is also available in white--sampler #12.
I sell the fine piping, already covered and ready to use at $1.75/yard--it takes 1 1/2 yards.
The completed pillow form is 12" square.
Fun and easy to do!!!
The following kits are available in white and navy. I try to keep a good stock on hand but they do come from Japan so sometimes I run low. There are no instructions but none are really needed. There is a dotted line that you follow where you come up and go down. The Sashiko thread is very soft and loosely twisted so you need to work with about 18" pieces. A long needle is best for straight lines and and short needle for curves. Two Sashiko needles come in a package. A needle grabber is also very helpful.