May 17/19. In an effort to get caught up with 'behind the scenes' work, from May 24 to 28 I will be not be picking up emails. Orders made during that time will be mailed out May 29th. Thank you for your understanding :-) 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 colours. To buy other colours click here.
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.