This is a pre-printed 14" square of dark blue 100% cotton fabric, marked with permanent white stitching lines for a sashiko style embroidery block. The printed Peony measures approximately 10" across. The marking on the fabric will not wash out and even applying heat to it directly will not remove the marks. It is recommended that Sashiko thread or perle cotton thread be used for the stitching. No instructions are given since the marked lines provide the spacing for the running stitches.
After the stitching is completed, use this 14" square block by Dorie's Sashiko for quilts, tote bags, pillows, garments, etc. Since the design is 10", you may trim down the block size, if desired. Please click on the picture to visit the Sashiko Gallery.
Sashiko is a Japanese word that means little stabs and this word refers to the even running stitches used for this form of needlework.