Nautical Sashiko Thread Collection, Nautical
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This is a collection of 3 skeins of Olympus Sashiko thread in nautical colours.
If you want to order the skeins separately you can find them in Olympus sashiko Threads. They are 20 meter skeins.
- Navy #11
- Red #12
- White #01
These 20 meter sashiko thread skeins are imported from Japan and are made by the Olympus company that has been manufacturing quality sashiko products in Japan for decades. The thread has a soft matt finish and is about the weight of #5 Perle cotton.
Sashiko thread is not stranded like embroidery thread, you use the whole thread for your stitching. Just cut it into a comfortable length, thread your needle, and stitch. Click here to see how to prepare the skein when you open it so that it will not tangle.
This sashiko thread is machine washable and colourfast. In fact it gets prettier with washing as it plumps up like little grains of rice.
And a final note for new stitchers: Sashiko thread is fat so as you stitch you are adding a lot of extra between the threads of your fabric. This is going to cause the fabric to tighten up and be unable to lay flat unless you leave some slack in the sashiko thread as you stitch. I do this by leaving about a quarter inch of slack in my thread on the back of the fabric every 4 inches if stitching straight long lines, or whenever I turn a corner on designs with shorter lines. If you are unsure about how to do this, there is more about it in my blog.