*PRE-ORDER FOR LATE AUGUST - Sashiko Pre-printed Sampler - QH Textiles - HF1115-22B - Sasa-Rin Dou (Gentiana Flower) - Navy
  • *PRE-ORDER FOR LATE AUGUST - Sashiko Pre-printed Sampler - QH Textiles - HF1115-22B - Sasa-Rin Dou (Gentiana Flower) - Navy
*PRE-ORDER FOR LATE AUGUST - Sashiko Pre-printed Sampler - QH Textiles - HF1115-22B - Sasa-Rin Dou (Gentiana Flower) - 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 rindou (Gentian) mon most famously represents the kamon of the Minamoto clan, also known as the Genji clan.  When autumn arrives, the purple petals of the Gentiana's flower begin to curl downward and resemble a man with his head hanging forward, engrossed in deep thought. Due to this appearance, the plant was referred to in the Man'yōshū (a famous 8th century collection of poetry) as omoigusa (思い草), which literally translates to "pensive grass."  While many Heian era nobles were fond of clothing with Gentiana patterns or designs, at some point this developed into the well-known kamon used by families of the Minamoto clan.