We have been told by Canada Post that parcels shipped before Dec. 10 by Tracked Packet USA or Small Packet USA AIR will arrive by the 24th. If you choose Expedited Parcel you can order until the 11th. If you choose a downloadable gift certificate you can order until the 25th! :-D Happy Shopping, Susan & Hanay
This short sashiko table runner kit is already hemmed and has the sashiko design printed on it in wash away print so you can just open the bag, thread you needle with the sashiko thread and needle provided and enjoy your new project. Kit includes leather sashiko needle and thimble and enough thread to complete the stitching.
I really like these pre sewn Olympus sashiko kits. They've used a good mid-weight fabric and the seams and zippers are well finished. I've made quite a few of them myself and there has always been enough thread with the kit. Also they are machine washable and get prettier with use. See tips below for more.
(TIP: When sashiko stitching, always leave a bit of slack thread on the back whenever you carry a thread from one place to another, and leave a tiny loop of thread when you turn a corner. This will allow for shrinkage in the thread as the project is stitched and later washed and dried. Sashiko thread plumps up and gets prettier when washed BUT you don't want it to pull your design too much. For more on this click on How to Sashiko Stitch at the bottom of this page)
If you find the thick sashiko thread too hard to pull through, you can thin it by pulling a few strands out. Although sashiko thread is meant to be used as it comes, some people do find the thread in these kits quite thick.