March 16/19. The move is over, the stock room almost settled, and we love our new home in Maple Ridge BC! And yes! We will be at the Creative Festival show, Abbotsford March 22/23 :-D Happy sewing, Susan
This is long staple 18 meter Egyptian cotton thread is made by Olympus, who have been making sashiko products for decades in Japan. The thread is a little thicker than the regular sashiko thread, so the stitches will be even plumper. This is what you want for the Kogin style stitching, and some of us like this look for regular Sashiko stitching, and for Boro stitching as well.
I've photographed a collection of the kogin threads so that you can compare the colors.
If you want a similar thread in a larger skein (145 meters) search 'Coron sashiko thread' by clicking on the little magnifying glass top right corner of this page.