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Kakishibu Dye Sashiko Thread | 2023 Dye Batch

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Kakishibu (Japanese Persimmon Tannin) Dye requires deep experience and detailed techniques to have proper colors on the thread. We fortunately continue working with Great Kakishibu Dye professionals in Gifu Prefecture.

*Kakishibu is a form of liquid (or sometime powdered) made from un-ripe persimmon. Get the juice from green un-ripe persimmon and ferment the juice.

[Color Availability for the 2023 Dye Batch]

  • K-1 (2303) - Persimmon Gold / Ocher
  • K-2B (2303) - Persimmon Dark Brown (Burned Brown) *It looks like Black on the photo, but it is more like Dark Brown or Gray, not Black.
  • K-4 (2303) - Persimmon Gray slight Variegated (Less Variegated than K-5, but not solid neither).
  • K-5 (2303) - Persimmon Gold/Ocher/Brown Variegated

*Stock is limited. We will not be able to restock the same color (We need to wait for the next batch, which will be available in 2024).

*It is challenging to replicate the exact same color on the screen. Please refer to my hand color for the comparison. I will keep adding photos as needed.

*The pricing is for 1 skein of the thread (one choice offer the all color package with some discount).

[Important Note]

Please Read Before Purchase

*The layer of Kakishibu Persimmon Tannin will make Sashiko thread stiff. The darker the color is, the more stiff it gets. For example, the Dark Brown Color (K2B) is the most stiff one in this collection. If you would like to soften the thread, you may soak the thread to the luke water with a bit of fabric softner. Since we wanted to keep thread as less chemical as possible, we kept it as is. Even the thread is stiff, the experience of stitching won't be so different.

*Since Kakishibu Dye is a type of dye "addig the layer" to the thread, some of the dark color (here the Dark Brown Color K2B) may leave Black/Brown color on the fabric when you take the threads out after stitching on the light (white) fabric.

*Since the outcome of Kakishibu Dye greatly varies from the sunlight, it is very difficult to have the exact same color. We keep eye on the inventory, but there is a possibility of being in short. In those cases, we may ask you to agree to receive the most similar color to your order. Since every threads are dyed by hands with natural dyes, the colors may be a bit different from the photos depends on the screen you are looking at. The difference in variegated colors may be more significant because of the "variegated" character. If you have the specific colors you would like to have in your mind, please contact Atsushi first. We appreciate your understanding.

Product Information

  • Manufacture in Japan
  • Material : Egyptian Cotton 100%, Natural Kakishibu (Product of Gifu, Japan)
  • Length : About 145 meter per skein
  • Weight : About 28 g

*Please read the article of How to handle Natural Dye Thread and Fabric.

*This page is for Persimmon Kakishibu Dye Sashiko Thread. If you are interested in Previous Kakihibu Dye Sashiko Thread (Collection of 2020), please visit This Page.

*This Threads are Specifically Designed for Sashiko purpose as other threads in this store.
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