*PRE-ORDER FOR LATE AUGUST - Sashiko Pre-printed Sampler - QH Textiles - HF1115-22D - Agari-Fuji (Ascending Wisteria) - Navy - is currently on backorder. You may still purchase now though and we'll ship as soon as more become available.
Sashiko pre-printed samplers have wash-out stitching lines. Do not pre-wash. 100% cotton.
Cloth Size: 13" x 25 1/2" Finished Size: 12" x 12"
The design is printed on one half of the sampler. You can stitch through both layers for a little heavier fabric if using it for a quilt square or pillow and add your own backing. Or you can stitch through a single layer and use the attached piece as the backing. In Japan, the samplers are stitched through both layers, hemmed and use for tea towels or table decorations.
The Agari Fuji, or ascending wisteria, is also a very old emblem and family crest. The Isonokami shrine in Nara prefecture, one of the oldest shinto shrines in Japan, uses the Agar Fuji as an emblem.