The Sashiko Store | Supplies for the Beautiful Sashiko

Thank you for visiting the Sashiko Store. Our goal is to introduce the beauty of Sashiko & its concept, “Caring and Appreciation”. We strive to provide the Best Quality Supplies and materials for your Sashiko or hand-crafting projects.

I would like to make ourselves more than just a store. Once you purchase in this Sashiko Store, you already contribute to our goals. I will support you as much as I can regarding Sashiko.

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【Latest Announcement】

  • The order placed between 6/26/2024 to 7/1/20254 will be processed starting from 7/2/2024 accordingly due to Atsushi’s Business Trip. I usually complete shipping within a day or so, but for this period, all of the orders will be held until 7/2. Thank you very much for your understanding.
  • April 11, 2023, [Square] announced that their Processing fees will no longer be refunded to our account when we issue full or partial refunds to your customers. Due to this change, we updated our refund policy as well.

【Update Regarding Shipping in 2024】

  • For International Orders: Depends on the shipping address, we may ask our partner (Sashi.Co & Futatsuya Keiko) to fulfill your order. This is for the speed & safety of fulfilling the packages. No extra charge will be occured when we decided to switch it. When you cannot find your tracking number on USPS, please try Japan Post here.
  • For Packaging, I am happy to change our packaging to “Plastic Free Packaging“. Please read the detail here, and let us know if you prefer that way.

Natural Dye Sashiko Thread (20)

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Product Details

The best Sashiko Thread with Natural Ingredient carefully hand-dyed by Keiko Futatsuya. In this page, I introduce all of the colors. If you find the color out of Stock or not in the list, please check the link for the availability.

[Product Information]

*If the product description is "SOLD OUT", it measn that the inventory is too low to show on the webstore. I may have some left in stock. Please visit (The website I am making now) to check the availability, or simply contact me for the details. Thank you.

  • Manufacture in Japan / Hand Dyed in Japan
  • Material : Egyptian Cotton 100%
  • Length : About 145 meter per skein
  • Weight : About 27 g

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

【Color Selection】

  • #002m - Gray / Dyed with Japanese Nutgal
  • #003m - Bright Beige / Dyed with Tangala (Available Here)
  • #004m - Dark Beige / Dyed with Tangala (Available Here)
  • #006m (#019m) - Gray / Dyed with Myrobalan
  • #008m - Dyed with LacDye -
  • #010m - Dyed with LacDye -
  • #011m - Dyed with LacDye
  • #013m - Dyed with W,Madder
  • #014m - Dyed with W.Madder
  • #015m - Dyed with W.Madder
  • #022m - Dyed withMountain Peach
  • #023m - Dyed withLacDye
  • #024m - Brighter Yellow // Dyed with Mountain Peach (Available Here)
  • #025m - Darker Yellow // Dyed withMyrobalan (Available Here)
  • #026m - Gray // Dyed with Logwood
  • #027m - Purple // Dyed with Logwood
  • #028m - Blue // Dyed with

*The pricing is for 1 skein of Sashiko Thread unless it is stated otherwise.


  • (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.


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).

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We strive to provide the all of the essential items you would need to enjoy Sashiko including supplies, tools, and materials.

Please read the articles why you would like to choose the supplies from us.

If you find that we don’t carry something you want, please contact us. From time to time, the item is invisible because of limited stock in our storage. I can let you know the re-stocking time and more information.

Also, please ask if you have an item you would like to get. We can try to find it from Japan.

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Shop Policies | The Sashiko Store

Shipping and Handling

*Please Read the full version of Term & Condition

Estimated Shipping Times:

  • Domestic: 2~5 business days via USPS
  • International: 3~25 business days via USPS or Japan Post

I’ll do my best to meet these shipping estimates but cannot guarantee the accuracy of timing. Most of the order will be shipped out within a few days unless there are no announce made. The actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose. Depending on the order contents and destination, the package may be shipped out from Japan (For tracking the international package tracking number starting with “RX” or “EN”, please check the Japan Post Tracking Tool).

Customs and Import Taxes:

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply, and all the process required. We are not responsible for delays due to customs. We cannot solve the case from a foreign country when the issue occurs. Of course, we will provide the documents required.

Possible Contraband Items:

Each Country has a list of Contraband goods. Before placing the order, please make sure that you check the list of goods that can be imported to your country. Once we receive the order, we will do our best to research. When we find out the order contains the contraband items, we will consult with you for what we can do. In a case of cancelling the order, please be advised that the retular cancel/refund policy will be applied (The refund will be total minus Processing Fee – The Payment Processing Fee will not be refuneded).

We will do our best in researching, but please be advised that we are not responsible on missing the information on Possible Contraband Items. In case of package returning to us due to the Contraband Items, we reserve the right to request for the additional shipping fee to complete the order.

Return Policy

We strive to deliver the best items for your Sashiko experience. Please contact us if we can help to improve your experience here.

We would accept exchanges:

  • Contact me within 5 days of delivery
  • Ship items back within 7 days of delivery
  • For cancellation of the order, I accept it before the order has shipped out unless specifically mentioned such as “one of the kind” item order.

We will not accept returns unless the item is defective:

  • We do not accept returns for the reason of Color Preference. I do my best to match the color of thread and the listed photo. However, each display screen may show different color than I expected. In addition, the color of Natural & Hand Dye items varies in each pod (batch). Thank you for your understanding.

*However, regardless of the policy above, please contact me if you encounter any problems. We will do our best to be reasonable to your request.

The following items cannot be returned or exchanged.

  • Custom or Personalized Orders
  • Digital Downloads
  • Items on Sale

Conditions of return:

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Workshop Refunds & Transfers

All deposits and balances for classes, workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, we understand that emergencies happen, so if you are unable to attend a workshop that you have paid-in-full, and you cancel with more than thirty (30) days notice before a scheduled workshop, you may request to credit or transfer the all of the total workshop fees to another class or workshop within 12 months of request. If you cancel within Thirty (30) days of a scheduled workshop, you will forfeit your entire tuition unless notified.

In the unfortunate events that Upcycle Stitches LLC must cancel the Workshop, classes, and event due to unforeseen circumstances, Upcycle Stitches LLC will refund the cost of registration for the workshop, class, and events. However, Upcycle Stitches LLC does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.

It isn’t our intention, and we try everything to avoid this, but please be advised that following: Upcycle Stitches LLC reserves the right to cancel any class, limit class size, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule. If a class is canceled, students may choose to receive a full refund or may transfer – with no fee – to another class or workshop. If Upcycle Stitches LLC cancels for any reason, all payments can be refunded.


Travel Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance, which can protect you by refunding monies paid if you need to cancel your trip due to an emergency. Travel insurance is very affordable and can protect you in other ways as well. Course Changes or Cancellations

Participation Waiver

Registrant acknowledges that registration and participation are voluntary and that by registering for this workshop/class that he/she is solely responsible for any loss, damage or injury, including death, that may be sustained on the premises or any location where any workshop/class is being conducted.

Privacy Policy

We will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information below.

  • To communicate with you about the order
  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (such as paying Taxes) if necessary.

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