Sashiko Sewing Kit
Calming "slow stitching"- craft supplies & tools with full instructions and everything you need.
Make two stitched Japanese Asanoha (hemp leaf) design greeting cards, using white cotton Japanese thread.
An ideal crafty gift, including for yourself!
This sewing kit is designed to enable you to have a go at a relaxing, hand stitched traditional Japanese design.
It saves you having to buy the skein of Sashiko cotton thread and a pack of needles.
It enables you to turn your creations into two unique greeting cards. You could of course use your stitched design to repair clothing Boro style or to frame them.
The Japanese word Sashiko means "little stabs" and refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework.
Traditional sashiko uses indigo dyed fabric and white sashiko thread whilst designs usually come from nature, such as this leaf pattern. The Asanoha pattern is one of the most popular traditional patterns often seen on Japanese kimono. Asanoha means: Asa = hemp: no = of: ha = leaf. The regular geometric pattern, though abstract, represents hemp leaves. The wives of merchants would wear it, to bring good fortune to the wearer.
Fabric & Notions
he sewing kit contents:
Illustrated Instruction Sheet
Asanoha design template
2 cards & envelopes
2 sentiments with peel-away adhesive
2 pieces of indigo denim
3.5 metres White cotton Sashiko thread
Tailors chalk pencil
The kit is packaged in a sealed cellophane bag.
You will also need:
Glue or double-sided tape (to apply your stitched design to the cards)
I run textile art workshops, but not everyone is near enough to me or can spare a half-day to craft together, so this is my way of enabling you or someone you wish to gift this kit to, to experience the benefits creativity with slow stitching.
Prepared with love in a pet free and non-smoking environment
SAVE TIME AND MONEY:
Alternatively, I can send the kit with a greeting of your choice included and mail directly to your gift recipient.
If you wish to purchase more than two kits please contact me for a reduced price.