When we first started selling sashiko threads many years ago, most customers hadn't even heard of sashiko never mind tried it. The ones who were brave enough to try something 'new' often stuck to traditional colours - white or cream thread on indigo fabric.
Over the years we have introduced more colours to the range and we now stock the entire range of sashiko threads from Olympus Thread Mfg. Co., Japan. These threads come in 20m and 100m skeins in a wide selection of plain and variegated colours. We have found that as sashiko becomes more well-known, customers are happy to experiment and use different coloured threads for their projects.
We have also found that a lot of customers buy multiple threads at a time online, so we have introduced a special range of sashiko thread bundles, featuring a selection of colours grouped into themes. When you buy a bundle, you get a £2 discount on the full price, which is basically a free skein of thread!
Remember, these threads are not only perfect for sashiko but can also be used for Boromono mending, big-stitch quilting and other stitched embellishments.
For a bright, fun selection, how about the 'Rainbow' bundle? All the colours of the rainbow, plus black, white and a variegated rainbow thread.
The 'Autumn' bundle evokes feelings of changing seasons, falling leaves and a long walk in the countryside followed by hot chocolate next to a roaring fire.
'Cool and Calm' is a beautiful, soft palette to soothe and refresh.
With many other thread bundles on offer, there is bound to be something that takes your fancy. Maybe this would be a perfect gift for the embroiderer or quilter who has everything? We hope you enjoy having a browse through these lovely colour collections, and let us know if you have any ideas for other themes!x
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