#171 southern summer shaded 100m medium sashiko thread
Medium mercerised sashiko thread 100m skein, shade #171 'southern summer' - shading through turquoise, light leaf green, golden yellow and tan. I imagine these colours when I think of the tropical Okinawan islands at the southern tip of Japan. The colours look quite wild on the skein but much more subtle when stitched! Suitable for all your sashiko and boro stitching. May be used double or singly.
Please note - this mercerised thread feels slightly smoother and thinner than the non-mercerised 20m sashiko thread. It is less likely to 'shred' or go slightly fluffy when stitching.
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.
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.