#151 blue/white shaded 100m medium sashiko thread
Medium mercerised sashiko thread 100m skein, shade #151 blue/white. This subtle shading effect is known as 'bokashi' in Japanese. Suitable for all your sashiko and boro stitching. May be used double or singly. Stitched on a blue background, this thread will make your sashiko seem to blend in and out of the fabric beautifully!
Please note - this mercerised thread feels slightly smoother and thinner than the 20m sashiko thread.
Ideal with for my printed sashiko panels.
Sashiko needles - use either Olympus Thread Mfg. Co.sashiko needles 2 pack or 4 pack.
Available in 14 beautiful solid colours, plus 'bokashi' (shading to white) and varigated multicolours.
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.