Sashiko Thread, Leather Thimble & Needles Starter Set

Sashiko stitching is a form of Japanese hand embroidery. It is a very old practice of functional and decorative reinforcement of old clothing. Often seen in white thread on indigo blue fabric, this method of stitching produces striking results, and has recently become a very popular style of both contemporary stitching and visible mending.

Your stitch practice is very personal and unique to you. I encourage you to learn more about the origins of sashiko and how we can learn from traditional practices and carry those skills forward to future generations in a meaningful and relevant way.

Sashiko stitching requires just a few tools – a needle, some thread, a piece of fabric or clothing to repair, and a thimble. Find all kinds of fabric to stitch on here in the shop.

This set includes four neutral colors of cotton sashiko embroidery thread – a non stranded, soft cotton thread in 20m skeins. Included are white, grey, cream and black. You also receive one set of two sashiko needles and a leather thimble, worn low on the middle finger of your dominant hand.

 

 

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