Designed by Susan Briscoe for Olympus Company of Japan, this 24" x 42" panel features Japanese family crests printed on tsumugi cotton fabric.
Tsumugi replicates an old style Japanese cotton fabric with slightly slubby texture and color variation
The larger squares are 9 1/2" x 9 1/2".
The smaller squares are 4 3/8" x 4 3/8".
For the Sashiko enthusiast, you're going to love trying your stitching skills on this pre-printed sashiko panel.
The lines do wash out so do not prewash the panel. When you've finished the stitching, hand wash in lukewarm water to remove the stitching lines. Hang to dry and iron while damp.
100% cotton - Made in Japan
What is tsumugi? Tsumugi is an obsolete, costly, narrow Japanese silk fabric made in the following fashion: first, a coarse cloth is woven with cotton wrap and thick silk filling; second, this fabric is run through a dye vat several times; third, it is buried in the ground until the cotton warp has rotted; lastly, the silk is rewoven into a fabric. The result is a mottled design produced by undyed places in the silk yarn where the cotton warp prevented dye penetration.
Olympus Company of Japan developed a cotton fabric similar to the true Tsumugi.