Ever since we started a business as "Upcycle Stitches", it is our sincere pleasure to share the Natural Dye Sashiko thread dyed by Keiko Futatsuya (Sash.Co). After many years of experience & "try & errors", she decided to apply a minor change in her Natural Dye Sashiko Thread in 2020. The new Natural Dye Sashiko Thread (We name it "2020 Collection") will have a little bit "matte" look in comparison to the previous Natural Dye Sashiko Thread, which will be discontinued after the stocks runs out in the U.S. / Japan.
Keiko tries her best to reproduce the same color - and the results are very successful with similar color, more matte & less shinny. Although she doesn't talk much about the reasons of this minor change, I assume it is due to her recent work with many Japanese vintage fabrics. After all, she dyes the Sashiko threads for her own work first, then I ask her to sell us so we can distribute to the world.
We have 18 Colors ready (1 color - #023m - is in pending).
In order to avoid unnecessary confusion, we have not changed the color numbering and the natural dyes that Keiko uses. The exactly same, but the number has "m" at the the end. Also, when you see letters such as "D" and "L", it means it is either Lighter or Darker in comparison to the previous/regular colors. Please be advised that they are all hand dyed with Natural dyes in a small pot. Therefore, each batch "may" result in slightly different color. Please enjoy the "one-of-a-kind" colors from each batches.
If you would like to have the exact same color, getting the same number from the same batch is the best choice. Please contact me for the details so I can work on for you. Each batch will have 5 ~ 12 skeins (Please let me know if you would like to order more than 15 skeins at once. It will be order to be made thread. The same price, but the delivery will take a lot longer).
(December 2020) - The inventory is still small due to the pandemic. If you would like to order several skeins of the same color of #004, it may take a week to fulfill the order. I will reach out to you after placing the order.
(July 2020) - Inventory is very small due to limited International Shipping. Each color has a few skeins that I had received as sample in early 2020. Once they are sold out, it may take a few weeks (months) to restock the same color. Please be advised that the entire order may be in pending when you order "Out of Stock - It will take time to complete the order" until we restock the specific item.
This page is for Solid Natural Dye Sashiko Thread (Collection 2020). Please choose your preferable color(s) from drop-down list. The price is for 1 skein of each thread (145 meter).
Hand Dyed by Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatasuya.
This sashiko thread is also exclusively designed for Sashiko purpose. Four of thin embroidery threads are twisted with special technique. It will give you the great result. Since the thread is dyed by hands with Natural dyes, it is impossible to get the exactly same color every-time she dyes the thread. Please understand that you may get the similar color of the photo instead of the exactly the same color (also each monitor shows different colors...). If you have questions, please contact me first for your preference.
Upcycle Stitches carries about 0~10 skeins for each colors. If you see the pricing way above the regular price (like +$18.00 or so), it means that we are out of stock in the USA. The thread will be mailed from Japan without charging you the shipping fee.
Also, when the thread is out of stock, please contact me so we can give you the best estimate.