This table runner and coaster set features Sashiko stitching; a large lotus leaf as well as its flower. From ancient times, the lotus has been a divine symbol in Asian traditions. It is one of the “Eight Auspicious Signs” (Ashtamangala) pertaining to a number of Dharmic Traditions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism. In Buddhist symbolism, the lotus represents purity of the body, speech and the mind as if floating above the muddy waters of affection and desire. For that reason, many deities of Asian religions are depicted as seated on a lotus flower.
In classical written and oral literature of many Asian cultures, the lotus is present in figurative form, representing elegance, beauty, perfection, purity, and grace. So not surprisingly, the lotus flower is also a popular subject in household furnishings.
This set uses high quality linen cotton blend fabric in medium thickness. The fabric went through a special process to give it some level of “wrinkles” and softness, hence it’s soft to touch, gentle on color as well as durable.
The project is relatively easy project to work on, it’s relaxing and rewarding. Suitable for beginners.
Two finished runner sizes are available as shown in the picture. Finished size of coaster is 11 x 11 cm.
Three fabric colours available – slate blue, coal and grey as shown in pictures.
The kit contains
1- High quality linen/ cotton blend fabric (55% linen, 45% cotton) for the upper and backing. Upper fabric has patterns printed on. Ink can be removed by washing so please keep them dry before stitching is finished.
2- Sashiko thread, Daruma brand, 100m