Yokota sashiko embroidery thread – variegated

Yokota sashiko embroidery thread – variegated
Yokota sashiko embroidery thread – variegated
Yokota sashiko embroidery thread – variegated
Yokota sashiko embroidery thread – variegated
Yokota sashiko embroidery thread – variegated

Yokota sashiko embroidery thread – variegated

Regular price $7.60
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Natalie S (Adelaide, Australia)
So much fun!

I will be honest - I only ordered this because I was paying for shipping for something else. I am so glad I added it to the parcel, because I have been having so much fun mending anything and everything with this beautiful thread. It makes me more happy than is reasonable to see these joyful colours brightening up some dull household mends.

Lisa Johnston (Brisbane, Australia)
Variegated sashiko thread


Sarah (Serpentine, Australia)
Amazing colour changes

This thread looks amazing on a plain background, helps make my average skills look much more professional.

Pamela Zimmerman (Washington, United States)

beautiful colors, silky texture. Can't wait to use it! thanks

Fun thread

Mending with this thread is so much fun. I added a third, unnecessary Sashiko circle to my first mend, just to balance things out.

It IS fun! I'm so glad you love it, too.

I accidentally damaged a few plastic sleeves while photographing these threads. I've discounted those with damaged sleeves (the threads are still in new condition) so you can grab a bargain.


Sashiko thread, used in sashiko embroidery and popular with menders, is a strong, smooth, cotton thread that’s perfect for mending denim. The strands are twisted together and not meant to be separated.

Rainbow sashiko thread is the unicorn of the bunch. Whenever I use this thread in class for demos, magic twinkles appear in students’ eyes, they stop listening to me and start asking about the thread.
*:・゚✧(=✪ ᆺ ✪=)*:・゚✧

The cheery colours and short colour changes add a fun surprise element to visible-mending projects. I don’t often use sashiko thread for darning, but I like using this thread to darn cotton athletic socks, to make it seem fun (in a Mary Poppins kind of way).

This thread makes a great gift – particularly for new menders and kids and anyone who needs more mending motivation.

Each skein contains 40m of sashiko thread. I've photographed a few examples of each colourway to show how they vary in appearance; each skein contains the same thread (just bundled differently).

NOTE: to avoid tangles, pre-cut and plait/braid sashiko thread before you use it.

Head here to purchase sashiko needles. For a complete sashiko-inspired starter kit with instructions, try Sewing with Kate’s sashiko mending kit.

For variegated, stranded embroidery thread with more colour options and more mending versatility, try Cottage Garden Threads.

Made in Japan from 100% cotton and wrapped with a paper band inside a clear plastic sleeve.

This shop is in slow mode while I adapt to life as a new mum! Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

I'm currently dispatching orders once a week; place your order by 5pm Thursday Melbourne time (AEDT) for dispatch the next day (Friday).

Australia Post is experiencing significant delays. 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.

Local delivery
Northcote/Thornbury customers can select local delivery at checkout. Local deliveries coincide with my pram-walking schedule, usually 1-3 days after purchase. ٩(。•́‿•̀。)۶

Christmas deadlines
Australian customers:
For the best chance of receiving your order in time for Christmas, order by 5pm on 9 December for standard shipping, and 5pm on Thursday 16 December for Express Post and local delivery.

This shop will close for Christmas at 5pm on 16 December. Orders placed after that time will be shipped in January (exact date to be determined) when the shop reopens. The exception is gift vouchers, which are available for purchase 24/7 and delivered automagically by email!  

International customers:
Check Australia Post's estimated delivery deadline for your country here, then add one week for my processing time.


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