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Ultimate Sashiko Toolkit

Ultimate Sashiko Toolkit

Regular price $176.00 USD
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A highly curated bundle of the supplies you need to explore Sashiko, a traditional Japanese art of functional embroidery. 

This "Ultimate" toolkit is a true luxury set that includes the essentials, plus hand-picked scissors/ruler/mat that are optimal for sashiko. It's a perfect gift of every single thing needed to learn sashiko all zipped up in a sturdy storage pouch.  


  • book: Sashiko 365 by Susan Briscoe. This is one of the best sashiko books out there, and we think it's indeed the best book for learning. It has an incredible number of patterns!
  • fabric: 2 fat quarters of Essex Yarn Dyed linen blend: Nautical and Charcoal
  • marking tools: 1 Clover white marking pen (for dark fabrics) and 1 in blue (for light fabrics). We tested a bunch of pens and like these the best. They mark smoothly, don't drag on the fabric, show up well, and erase cleanly with water.
  • erasing tool: Sewline Aqua Eraser. Fill it with water and the thin tip precisely erases markings. 
  • needles: Tulip Sashiko Needles - Long - Assorted Sizes. Set of 6 needles brilliantly packaged in a delightful little vial with a cork top.
  • thimble: Clover Adjustable Ring Thimble with Plate. This is the coin-style thimble native to the sashiko technique.
  • white thread: 1 large skein of Olympus Sashiko thread
  • colored thread: 6 spools of Hidamari Sashiko thread in a rainbow of colors: Lemon, Cantaloupe, Peony, Lavender, Caribbean Sea, and Catnip. The book author uses 6 colored threads throughout the book, and these work nicely.
  • scissors: Gingher 4-inch Chrome Embroidery Scissors with leather sheath. A true classic heirloom-worthy tool made by the famous Gingher brand. 
  • cutting mat: Miracle Mat - 9x12 inches. A double-sided self-healing cutting mat with gridlines on the front and solid color on the back. Having a solid back is a fantastic for those who want to focus solely on the ruler gridlines while marking/cutting. And it's perfectly sized for on-the-go!
  • ruler: Olfa Frosted Ruler - 6x12 inches. The best ruler for sashiko: it's very easy to see through, has precise gridlines with just the right amount of lines to not be distracting, and is sized perfectly for the cutting mat.
  • project bag: Grid Zip Bag sized 15.5 x 11 inches. A heavy-duty plastic zipper bag that's sturdy yet flexible, see-through, water-resistant, wipes clean with ease, zips smoothly, and has a snazzy white grid.
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