Sashiko tutorial 00: Materials & tools

Materials: Sashiko uses light colored thread over darker shades of plain-weave cotton fabric. Traditionally, the thread is white cotton and the fabric is dyed blue with indigo.

Handling the thread
1. Slide the paper band off.

sashiko thread, cotton thread, dmc thread, dmc blanc

2. Open up the thread carefully.
sashiko thread, thread for sashiko, cotton thread

3. Cut through all the threads at a point, with scissors.

4. You can pull a piece of thread out of the top of the bundle. because the piece is too long, you must cut the thread in half.


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