Temaricious naturally dyed cotton embroidery thread

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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. 

Each dye lot is unique; if you are planning a large project it’s best to buy multiples while the colours you love are available.

Overwhelmed by all the gorgeous colour choices? Select one or more 'ELF's choice' skeins and I’ll pick for you!

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.

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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.