Now there's an acrylic template designed to help with the basics of Sashiko. Designed for the beginner or for the more creative aspect of Sashiko.
This template has numerous aspects for the designer to help create perfect intersections, straight stitch length, ideas etc. You'll also find diamonds, end points, corners and curves.
The template is 8 1/2” x 8 1/2” and can double as a cutting ruler. This is a must-have in your template collection.
This stencil will allow you to mark the perfect stitch length onto fabric — simply mark your fabric with a Bohin Fine Mechanical Pencil or fine point chalk pencil in the spaces provided. You’ll never again need to guess the number of stitches required for the best outcome.
The template is thick enough to use as a ruler, allowing you to cut perfectly square sashiko blocks. It’s so easy to get creative and draw any number of pattern variations and create your own design unique to you. If you need to refresh the design, just place your stencil back over the fabric and re-do with the marking pencil.
Measurement markers are displayed on the template so you can enlarge the pattern to suit your project.
From Indigo Niche in Australia