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Olympus Sashiko Pre Printed Sampler 207 Seikaiha

8,80

Out of stock

Olympus Sashiko Pre Printed Sampler 207 Seikaiha

8,80

This is a pre-printed piece of indigo cotton with a pattern of Seikaiha, a pattern of concentric circles as waves, which are a very handy way for learning sashiko stitching. Sashiko is a traditional Japanese style of quilting that is often used for decoration.

The fabric measures 13″ x 13″ (34 cm x 34 cm) folded in half and is printed with dye that will wash out.

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Sashiko quilting (Pronounced: SA-SHEE-KOE) is a form of quilting originating from Japan.

Centuries ago, Japanese peasants practised a running-stitch technique called “little stabs” to patch torn or worn clothes. Mending was vital as cloth and thread were scarce and therefore valuable.

When white cotton thread became available, this was used for patching indigo blue garments, and this gave Sashiko its distinctive appearance.

The oldest surviving item of sashiko-stitched clothing is from the Asuka period and is a Buddhist priest’s robe. It was donated to a temple in 756.

Many Sashiko patterns were derived from Chinese designs, but just as many were developed by the Japanese themselves.

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