We love introducing our customers to Sashiko embroidery! A traditional technique from Japan, Sashiko means "little stabs," which perfectly describes the distinctive running stitch that defines Sashiko's style. Olympus's Sashiko Samplers depict beautiful, time-honored patterns inspired by the rhythmand lyricism of nature's own designs. Each one measures 13 x 13 inches and includes the pre-printed pattern only. DO NOT PREWASH, LINES WILL DISAPPEAR. You will also need Sashiko needles, Sashiko thread and a Sashiko thimble. One skein of Olympus's Sashiko Thread will complete one of these Samplers.