Traditional Sashiko Tenugui - by Hobbyra Hobbyre
This is a Japanese tenugui (hand towel) featuring traditional sashiko and hitomezashi designs. Made by master craftsmen dyers in Osaka, the chusen (or injection dyeing) technique involves covering a stencilled design with clay paste, then hand-dyeing through layers of fabric to create the pattern. You can see videos of this on YouTube.
This is a complete tenugui, NOT a printed sashiko panel!
Tenugui are cut into lengths and left with raw edges on the short ends. You can use them for decoration around the house and they look fabulous in a frame. However, bear in mind that the dye may transfer onto lighter coloured objects or during washing. It will also fade when exposed to the sun for too long, but this can just add to the charm.
Personally I would recommend having your tenugui framed and hanging it in your sewing room!
Material: 100% cotton
Size: 90cm x 34cm