Temaricious naturally dyed cotton temari thread

Temaricious naturally dyed cotton temari thread
Temaricious naturally dyed cotton temari thread
Temaricious naturally dyed cotton temari thread
Temaricious naturally dyed cotton temari thread

Temaricious naturally dyed cotton temari thread

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Regular price $5.00

This lovely, matte cotton thread from Japan is similar in style and thickness to sashiko thread, but it’s hand-dyed with plants!

Like sashiko thread, the strands are twisted together and not meant to be separated. Unlike most commercially available sashiko thread, this thread is slightly softer, comes in delicious (or should I say Temaricious?) naturally derived colours and is not packaged in plastic.

It’s ideal for slow stitching, darning, embroidery, cross stitch, tassels, pom poms and the Japanese arts of sashiko, temari, kumihimo and yubinuki.

Each skein contains 12.5m of thread. Thread thickness is equivalent to no. 25 3/6. 

Temaricious thread is no longer in production; if you are planning a large project it’s best to buy multiples while the colours you love are available.

NOTE: Temaricious thread is a naturally dyed product. Please store in a dark place to minimise colour fade. Colours may be uneven. To avoid tangles, I recommend pre-cutting and plaiting/braiding the thread before you use it.

Made in Japan from 100% cotton, wrapped with a paper label.

Need needles? Browse the full range of stitching supplies and darning supplies.

Need some inspiration? Modern Mending the book includes 32 pages of darning instructions and 18 pages of hand-stitching instructions, with photographs and illustrated diagrams.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Mary Ellen
This is gorgeous

Temaricious thread is a bit like sashiko thread, but slightly finer, and this kind comes in gorgeous colours and with minimal packaging. I bought one colour but now I want them all.

Weekly dispatch

This shop dispatches orders once a week so I can do alllll the things – including running this shop and running after two tiny tots – and enjoy my life. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

I have a new work and childcare schedule for 2024 and am still working out the best schedule for postal dispatches; please allow approximately one week from time of purchase while I figure it all out.

Shipping carrier

I ship via Australia Post because it’s reliable, trackable and carbon-neutral

If you select Express Post at checkout, it will speed up Australia Post's delivery timeframe but won't speed up my process.

After your order has been packed, you will receive an email notification with your Australia Post tracking number, which you can use to check on the delivery status of your order.

International customers: click here for current Australia Post international delivery timeframes.

Shipping fees

I don’t offer free shipping because there is no such thing as free shipping. Someone has to pay the cost for postage.

Shipping is currently a flat rate of $12 within Australia ($17 Express Post); international shipping is calculated at checkout. Gift cards are delivered electronically and do not require shipping. 

International shipping

I ship worldwide with the exception of the UK, due to VAT regulations that came into effect on 1 January 2021. If you are in the UK you can order the UK edition of my book from your local bookshop.

Local delivery

Customers in Northcote, Thornbury and nearby suburbs (subject to capacity) can select local delivery at checkout. Local delivery is extra-slow and coincides with my pram-walking/kid-wrangling schedule, up to one week after purchase. ٩(。•́‿•̀。)۶

I choose to reuse

When shipping orders my first priority is to reuse packaging materials whenever possible – boxes, padded mailers, cardboard, paper, tissue paper, bubble wrap and egg cartons from neighbours, second-hand shops and recycling centres. I cannot guarantee the materials used to ship your order will be plastic-free for this reason.

My tags and labels are stamped by hand onto compostable paper tape or preloved cardboard packaging.

I buy recycled packaging

If I don’t have suitable second-hand packaging to use for your order, my next priority is packaging made from recycled materials. It's important to me to support Australian companies making good products from our recyclables, and to make sure that material gets a second life.


I use compostable, gummed kraft-paper tape to seal my parcels whenever possible. I have a second-hand tape wetter that I love, purchased from my local op shop. Gummed paper tape is available at most art-supply shops if you want to make the switch yourself!

Express Post orders will have official plastic "Express Post" tape added.

International orders with many items will have a plastic pocket taped to them, to accommodate additional paperwork required by customs.

Individual product packaging

Every item for sale on this website has its packaging components listed and in most cases photographed, so you can make an informed decision.

Upstream packaging

When I speak to my suppliers I specifically ask that my orders be supplied to me without plastic packaging, whenever possible, to avoid waste and single-use plastic. This isn’t always possible, but I’ll keep asking, forever.

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