midwinter MEGA 5 x 100m sashiko threads pack
This seasonal combination of 100m sashiko threads includes #101 antique white, #103 dark blue, #109 mid blue, #114 light grey and #151'bokashi' shaded blue and white. Perfect for capturing the dark skies and snowy landscapes of Japan (or anywhere else!) in midwinter. Save £2.00 on buying these skeins individually. Please note - this mercerised thread feels slightly thinner than the 20m sashiko thread. Shade #101 antique white is a creamier shade than 20m sashiko thread #01 white. Ideal with for my printed sashiko panels. Ideal with the Olympus Thread Mfg. Co. printed sashiko panels. One panel requires one skein of thread approx. if used singly, more if used doubled. 100% cotton Made in Japan
How to open your sashiko skein
Sashiko threads skeins have to be opened out before use. Slide of the skein band first. You will find all the thread is tied together at one point. Cut through the skein at the knot, so all the threads are cut (you'll find these are the ideal length for stitching doubled). Push all the thread through the skein band, and then plait the thread loosely. Pull out each thread as you need it from the loop end of the plait, not the 'fringed' end. This saves time trying to wind the thread into a ball, keeps it tidy and you know the thread shade number if you need to re order.