This listing is for one, 170 meter skein of Daruma 20/4 sashiko thread that was hand-dyed with either Birch Bark, Black Walnut or Black Walnut/Botanical Indigo. Please choose the number and color of the skeins you wish to purchase using the pull-down menu.
This thread is 100% cotton and made in Japan especially for sashiko but can also be used for sewing, mending, knitting, crocheting, knotting, decorating and boro. The cotton is also mercerized to increase the luster and strength of the thread.
This thread is size #20/4 (20 denier, 4 ply) 19 grams
This is the same thread that is on the Daruma 40m cards. These threads tend to stay smoother and do not get too "fuzzy" when stitching with longer lengths. This thinner thread is also more suitable for stitching through multiple layers of fabrics (like quilting) or when using fabrics with a tighter weave. The thread can also be doubled if desired.
I hand dyed these skeins using locally sourced Birch bark and black walnunts. The Birch bark gave the thread a lovely, soft beige-pink hue while the black walnuts gave the thread a gorgeous warm brown hue. The final skein was dyed with black walnut and then overdyed with botanical indigo. This creates a grayish - blue hue. The yarn can appear more grayish or more blue hued depending the light. Please note that this color will have some variability throughout the skein.
Botanical indigo is known for "crocking" or transferring color to lighter colored items. To prevent this from happening all thread was washed in Synthrapol detergent, in hot water, and then rinsed in vinegar-water mixture until no color bled out of the thread. Please be aware that these treatments only reduce the amount of color transfer and if the yarn is washed with lighter colored items (or rubbed against lighter colored items) it may transfer some blue color.
The last photo shows a comparison of sashiko threads. The thickest threads are to the left.
Not sure what thread you should choose? Read my blog post about sashiko thread here:
Please note that if you order a large number of thread or small items the shipping weight may be overestimated. Be assured that I always refund shipping cost overages of $1.00 or more. You may also wish to contact me so that I can set up a special order for you. This order will have the accurate shipping cost. I do not charge handling or packaging fees.
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