Pattern featured in Quilters Companion No 122 September 2023
This kit contains all the fabrics, wadding and sashiko thread you need to achieve the project using the instructions in the magazine
Mamoru is modelled on a traditional Japanese grain-carrying bag (different to a rice-offering bag (komebukuro). It uses what we would now call a ‘zero-waste’ method with no cutting of the precious fabric used for the body of the bag – in fact, you can undo a few seams and have your special fabric ready for another use! Clever folding and stitching make an intriguing shape and fun construction. Simple and enduring sashiko patterns (no templates or complex markup required) speak to the hardworking origins of the bag and will give you a great deal of stitching pleasure without stress. Mamoru is the Japanese word for ‘protect’ - the special shape of this bag generously carried and protected the precious grains from spillage. The pattern also protects the spirit of Japanese traditional bags and sashiko stitching in all their utilitarian beauty.
Three different Japanese cotton fabrics for outer and lining as in photos
Olympus Sashiko thread
Add Tulip Sashiko Needles (six pack) and Olympus sashiko thimble