Sashiko is a form of functional embroidery, traditionally developed and used in Japan during the Edo period (1603 - 1868). It is a type of decorative stitching that is easily recognized by the blue cloth, white thread, and tiny running stitches. It was often used to strengthen clothing to make it even more durable.
The designs are printed onto the fabric with washable ink. So once you have completed the stitching, toss it in the washing machine, and the print will dissolve, leaving your beautiful lines of stitches.
The sashiko samplers we have previously offered that you may be familiar with, are lighter in weight and smaller. We decided to add these fabrics to our collection as they are heavier in weight, perfect for cushions, curtains, lightweight jackets, bags, and patches. Also, it is a wonderful and fun option that these pre-printed options are available by the yard - as this leaves much more room for possibility! Also, the scale of the pattern is larger, notice Adrienne's hands in the photo, so this is a nice accompaniment to the sashiko samplers.
Choose the patterns which speak to you in the length you would like, select a sashiko needle, a few hanks of sashiko thread (natural, naturally-dyed by us, or by BUAISOU) and spend an afternoon stitching. Once the stitching is complete, machine wash the cloth to remove the ink, and sew the cloth into your desired project.
Great for beginners!
Please note the fiber content of the fabric you are working with, and follow the applicable instructions:
Cotton, linen, or ramie - Machine washable on cool cycle. Hang to dry or machine-dry using low temperature.
Silk - Handwash with cool water recommended. Hang to dry.
Superwash Wool - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH neutral soap, though hand wash recommended. Lay flat or hang to dry.
Wool and Wool blends - Handwash only in lukewarm water with pH neutral soap. Lay flat or hang to dry.
This item is a final sale. Once purchased, there are no cancellations, exchanges, store credits, or returns.
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If you select an insured option and need to file a claim with USPS, we will provide you with any documentation needed to complete your claim. Packages are insured for the order total. If your package is stolen, please contact your credit card company to receive any possible compensation.
Please note: If you choose the 6-7 business day option, your package will ship within 6-7 business days of receiving your order. If you would like your package sooner, please choose the 3 or 4-5 business day option.
US orders $12 pre5-tax and above:
Free - 6-7 business days, uninsured
$5 - 4-5 business days, insured
$12 - 3 business days, insured
US orders under $125 pre-tax:
$9.00 - 6-7 business days, uninsured
$11 - 4-5 business days, insured
$20 - 3 business days, insured
Canada: starting at $28*
International: starting at $35*
*For packages weighing 2 pounds plus, we will invoice you for additional shipping charges. Contact us for a quote.
All international orders are shipped uninsured USPS First Class Parcel Post. We are not responsible for packages which are held in customs or lost. International orders may incur customs fees. We are not responsible for fees you may incur. International shipments can take two months to reach their destination. We caution against placing an order if you live outside the United States. At this time, we are unable to ship to the United Kingdom due to the complicated VAT situation.
To pick-up your order at our shop, when checking-out, under shipping method, choose Pick up at our Oakland store - 6328 San Pablo Ave.
You will receive an email when your order is ready. Orders placed Tuesday-Saturday are typically ready within 2-3 hours. To pick-up your order, come to the shop between 11am-3pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Knock on the front door and give us your name.
Preorders ship on the date listed on the product’s webpage. If you ordered additional items, all items will be shipped with your preorder. If you would like those items shipped separately, please place two separate orders.
1 yard = Qty 4
1.5 yards = Qty 6
2 yards = Qty 8
2.5 yards = Qty 10
3 yards = Qty 12
3.5 yards = Qty 14