Sampler # 0004 in white. This design is also available in # 204 - Navy.
The Japanese name for this design is Saya-gata. A pattern of interlocking swastikas, the term Saya-gata designates a "gossamer figured cloth pattern." The pattern came to Japan during the Tensho eara (1573 - 1592) when Chinese fabrics were imported in large quantities. It also appears on Japanese Mon or family crests, in Buddhist images, on swords and furniture.
Sashiko pre-printed samplers have wash-out stitching lines. Do not pre-wash.
100% cotton - Finished size approximately 13" x 13".
The design is printed on one half of the sampler. The other half of the sampler has no design. Use the plain half as the backing for a pillow or other project, draw your own design on the second half or leave plain. Stitch through both layers for a little heavier fabric if using for a quilt square. In Japan, the samplers are stitched through both layers, hemmed and use for tea towels or table decorations.