Sashiko Sewing Kit. Make two stitched Japanese Asanoha (hemp leaf) design greeting cards, using white cotton Japanese thread. Craft gift

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
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Made in Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Sashiko Sewing Kit

exclusive to HelenMoyesDesigns

An ideal gift for a crafty individual!

Experience the joy of creating your own cards. This Kit comes with all of the materials you need to create a card for any occasion

This sewing kit is designed to enable you to have a go at a relaxing, hand stitched traditional Japanese design.
It saves you having to buy the skein of Sashiko cotton thread and a pack of needles.
It enables you to turn your creations into two unique greeting cards. You could of course use your stitched design to repair clothing Boro style or to frame them.

The Japanese word Sashiko means "little stabs" and refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework.
Traditional sashiko uses indigo dyed fabric and white sashiko thread whilst designs usually come from nature, such as this leaf pattern. The Asanoha pattern is one of the most popular traditional patterns often seen on Japanese kimono. Asanoha means: Asa = hemp: no = of: ha = leaf. The regular geometric pattern, though abstract, represents hemp leaves. The wives of merchants would wear it, to bring good fortune to the wearer.
Because hemp was known for its rapid growth, the pattern was often used for the clothes of newborn children. Your card would make an special new baby, or baby shower card.

The sewing kit contents:
Illustrated Instruction Sheet
Asanoha design template
2 cards & envelopes
2 sentiments with peel away adhesive
2 pieces of indigo denim
3.5 metres White cotton Sashiko thread
Sashiko needle
Tailors chalk pencil

The kit is packaged in a sealed cellophane bag.

You will also need:
Glue or double sided tape (to apply your stitched design to the cards)

I run textile art workshops, but not everyone is near enough to me, or can spare a half day to craft together, so this is my way of enabling you, or someone you wish to gift this kit to, to experience the benefits creativity with slow stitching.

Prepared with love in a pet and non-smoking environment

Alternatively I can send the kit with a greeting of your choice included and mail direct to your gift recipient.

If you wish to purchase more than two kits please contact me for a reduced price.

I ship worldwide from Yorkshire, England.

Average review
This is a very neat technique.
May 7, 2018 by Gay Durward

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom
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I ship worldwide from Yorkshire, England.
Items are lovingly wrapped in tissue paper and protective packaging.
I can combine items, just ask.

I can ship directly to you, or to make it easy for your gift giving ship to your recipient. If you would like me to write your message on a gift card, and send directly then I am more than happy to help.

I dispatch orders promptly, following Royal Mail guidelines, but unfortunately Royal Mail can sometimes not honour the service I pay for, such as first class signature required. International orders can be delayed by customs checks.
Delivery outside of the EU can take 28 working days at busy times.


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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Refunds will be processed upon the return of any faulty items
If you do not receive your order, please let me know and I will check the mail tracking service and get back to you.

Additional policies

I hope you enjoy your browsing, and if you should see something that you would like, but in different colours or size, please just ask - I'm happy to do commissions and special orders just for you.

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