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White Sashiko Thread, Ecru Sashiko Thread, Daruma Sashiko Thread, White or Ecru 40 meter skein, Japanese Cotton Sashiko Thread

Yakota Sashiko Thread is one of the thinner Sashiko threads and perfect for working with finer weight fabrics. With a smooth, matte finish and clean, bright colors, it's just right for Sashiko's simple, no-fuss design! Unlike standard 6-strand embroidery floss, Sashiko thread is a single, non-divisible strand. It has a thickness similar to size 8 perle cotton but does not have the sheen commonly found other embroidery threads. When washed, the fibers swell and, over time, tighten as they become immeshed into the fabric. This is an advantage for mending and household textiles as they gain strength from the thread. Like with any type of thread, there is so much more than choosing the color. To help you to gain a better understanding of some of the types and weights of Sashkio thread available, I've used a few of the threads to stitch across a piece of cloth. This listing for Yakota Thread is the second thread from the top. You can see that it is quite a bit thinner than the first thread, Olympus and really close to both the Daruma Thin (line number 3) and Perle cotton 8 (line number 4). For scale, the last two lines are Perle Cotton 5 and a full strand of DMC Embroidery Floss. The choice is really one of preference. Olympus is a thicker thread and it has a bit of tooth to it so that when washed over time, it settles into the fabric and becomes immeshed. The Daruma and Yakota threads have a smoother finish and are substantially thinner threads. I think they would be great for a lightweight fabric or even a sampler where you really want definition. I think that both types have a place in your embroidery box. Select the color of your choice in the drop down menu. You will receive one skein of thread for each ordered. PRODUCT DETAILS Yakota Sashiko Thread Color #1 Color # 2 Length: 40 Meter Content 100% Cotton Length 44 yards (40 meters) Last two pictures are of other thread colors available in separate listings and of a Sashkio sampler that I have stitched. These photos are for demonstration purposes and not included in the listing. For more Sashiko thread colors: For Sashiko Samplers and other hand sewing kits and gifts: For other tools and notions: