New Video- Opening a skein of sashiko thread

Sashiko Thread


It’s the kind of thing we don’t all know about. Those cute little skeins of Japanese sashiko thread- is there a right way to open them? Guess what, there is! And its easy!

Find sashiko thread in the shop.


This 100% cotton thread, made of hand sewing, is great. I love stitching with it. Stitches smoothly and gives the look and feel of more traditional sashiko. In the workshops I teach based on my Boro quilt from Wise Craft Quilts, I demonstrate how to use this thread. I realized this little trick might be worth sharing, because its a question I get at every class. Exactly how to open these little skeins to prevent a big tangled mess. Storing my sashiko threads this way makes it easy to grab the color I plan to use without having to untangle several colors.

It seems appropriate that this week’s YouTube Q(uilting) & Answer video tip is my favorite trick for opening up and storing this type of thread. Enjoy!


Let me know if this technique works for your sashiko thread! Be sure and subscribe to my YouTube channel to get every new video as soon as its posted!


And don’t forget to watch my Sashiko playlist on YouTube to learn this stitching technique. Its one that you can really relax into, not difficult at all. (Note: I no longer carry sashiko starter kits as mentioned in the video, but I do carry cloth, thread, needles, and palm thimbles in my shop)


sashiko thread

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