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 10/5/2023 to 10/9/2023 will be processed starting from 10/10/2023 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 10/10. Thank you very much for your understanding.
  • As of 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 2023】

  • 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.

The Indigo Dye Sashiko Thread | Mono Color

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Finally. We are happy to provide our Indigo Dye Sashiko Thread, dyed by Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya.

We have now 3 colors shades from several kinds of Natural Indigo Dyes. The same concept. The same procedure. The same great results. We just have more variety now.

【Update, December 2020】

Finally, we could restock the Indigo Thread in Covid-19. We used the new Sashiko Thread (prepared to be dyed) for creating more matte color. Due to the characteristic of hand-dye, the solid color may have small uneven spots on both A-1 and A-2. The evenness/variegation is not obvious as our M-Series. They are very beautiful same as the previous one.

【Update, May 2020】

Due to the Covid-19, we have very small inventory now. It is kind of difficult to face to the fact to have not much stuff to share. I decided to add "A-0", which is darker than the A-1 Dark Indigo Blue, from my collection. There are only a few skeins available, and we do not know if Keiko can reproduce the same color again. It is quite dark - like close to black.

【Color Choices】

A-1 - Dark shade from Natural Indigo (Recent batch #0621 looks a bit lighter in shade in comparison to the previous batch. Please be careful if you would like to have the exact same darkness to the recent purchase. All of the batch has a different outcome - we dye about 10 skeins in each batch. I will update when we get the darker shade in future. If it end up with too dark, I will introduce it as A-0 again).

● A-2 - Light shade from Natural Indigo

● A-0 - Extra Dark shade from Natural Indigo - A little bit smaller skein than the others in comparison. (SOLD OUT).

● AS-1 (SKM) - Dark Shade from Sukumo Indigo Dye | (SOLD OUT)
● AS-2 (SKM) - Light Shade from Sukumo Indigo Dye | (SOLD OUT)

*We are having a difficulty to create the completely "Solid" Indigo Color with the thread we improved in 2020. Some skein have a bit of uneven spots in Indigo Color. They are as beautiful and this happen because we hand-dye with natural dyes. Please contact me first if you have any concerns about the possible "Natural Dye Characteristic" so that I can assist you to find the best one for you.

*Since it is hand-dye with Natural ingredience, the color may slightly different in each batch. We dye about 15 skeins of thread in each batches. Please let me know if you prefer the "exact color" so that I can work on finding the thread from the same batch.

Each Shade (Dark and Light) usually have very similar color. Unless it is significantly different, we deliver the thread with the first-in-first-out method. When you have a preference, please contact us first so I can check the inventory first.

These are green shade we created as a by product of above Indigo Dye.

● AYG-1 (179) - Natural Indigo (Product of India) | Trial of Sep 2017 (SOLD OUT)
● AYSG-1 (179) - Green Shade from Sukumo Indigo Dye | Trial of Sep 2017 (SOLD OUT)

For the gradient & green shade Indigo Dye Sashiko Thread, we successfully recreated similar color of AYG and AYSG. Please refer to the "Murazome Indigo Dye" product page for the details.

Indigo Dye is one of the most challenging projects for dyers. When we dye thread with Indigo, we have to clean the whole area to avoid mixtures from the other Natural Dye. The dye process includes fermenting the Natural Indigo Liquid. Please be advised, however, this thread is NOT dyed with Non/Sei Indigo Dye.

Product Information

  • Manufacture in Japan, hand dyed by Keiko Futatsuya
  • Material : Egyptian Cotton 100%, Natural Indigo (mostly product of India), Solution for Dye
  • Length : About 145 meter per skein
  • Weight : About 27 g

*This page is for Indigo Dye Sashiko Thread

*Specifically Designed for Sashiko purpose.

*Please refer to the article regarding our Natural Indigo Dye Sashiko Thread for more information about the types and procedure of our Indigo Dye. This product is not following the "Authentic & Japanese traditional Indigo Dye, so called Hon-Aizome (Sei-Aizome)"

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

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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.

Buyers are responsible for checking if their country can import the specific items they are about to purchase. We are not responsible for delays or even rejection by customs when the items are not importable.

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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