Sashiko Sampler - Asa-no-hana (Hemp Leaf Pattern)
Adding sashiko to my embroidery game opened up a whole new world of pattern and texture. This traditional Japanese pattern, Asa-no-hana, or the Hemp Leaf pattern, is my all time favorite sashiko pattern. The constellation of interlocking stars is mesmerizing and a real beauty stitched up.
The pattern is pre-printed on 100% cotton. The lines of the pattern wash away once stitching is complete, so don't pre-wash the sampler! Use the finished piece as a tea towel, handkerchief, or decorative wall hanging.
You'll need also need two skeins of sashiko thread and a sashiko needle, or find a complete kit here.