Sampler # 204 in navy and #004 in white.

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.