Welcome! I've made a few alterations to the site layout, which should make it easier to find items in my online store. Please use the new menu buttons above to have a look at the new store 'departments' - sashiko, boro, fabrics, kogin, and books.
My new book is
'The Book of Boro'
publication scheduled for 10th November 2020
preorder your signed copy now
10% discount on all pre ordered books
click here or image to order
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Back in stock -
Coolmax mask kits from Olympus Thread Mfg. Co.
Now in light blue as well as light grey! Extra fabric available in grey.
10% discount was going to be until end of November 2020... but with the vaccine rollout started, and a possible end to the pandemic in sight, I've decided to keep this discount until we can stop wearing masks for COVID-19!
Coronavirus & postage update -
Please see the Shipping FAQs page for latest information
I will be posting two to three times a week, to minimise the amount of contact I have outside my home (the Post Office is our local minimart).
Our Post Office told me on 6th March that International post is still being sent but may take a day or two longer. However, if you KNOW that international mail is not being accepted by your country, please do not order for now. See my Shipping FAQs page for updates.
Postal addresses - the PayPal ordering system supplies me whichever postal address is listed as your main address in your PayPal. So please make sure this is NOT a 'click and collect' address if you may be unable to actually collect the item from your local store. If I send to a 'click and collect' address, it can be very difficult for me (as the sender) to actually retrieve the parcel should anything go wrong re the collection part.
International postage rates are going up on 1st January 2021, but I am holding my shipping rates down until after the sale ends at midnight UK time on 10th January 2021. Royal Mail introduced World Zone 4 mailing rate for the USA, in July 2020 because USPS costs have increased massively (including a 100% increase on USA Customs processing charges). Read more here. Shipping will still be flat rate, Tracked and Signed where possible, although some countries e.g. Australia only have the Tracked option, not both together.