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.

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【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.
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Kakishibu Sashiko Thread 2019 Collection

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Brand: Sashi.Co

It is my pleasure to announce the Collection of Kakishibu Dye Sashiko Thread (Dye Batch in 2019). It took a lot of challenge to make this happen... after almost a year of struggling, it is our honor to have them in stock. In comparison to the previous Kakishibu Dye (Collection 2017 & 2018), the thread has the matte result. I enjoy the softness of this color, and I am sure the beautiful matte color will make your Sashiko stitching more authentic.

The photo-shooting could add the luster a bit... so please check my hands photo-taken with the Sashiko thread. I tried to take photos in several condition, so I hope I am communicating the best possible color appearance of this beautiful Kakishibu Dye Sashiko Thread Collection (2019)

Kaki Persimmon Tannin Dye (Kakishibu) change the color by UV like the sunlight.

【Update in December 2020】

One of unique characteristic of Kakishibu is that they change its color over time. Therefore, we have a bit of color change comparing to the photos listed.

  • The difference between K1 and K3 are less significant.
  • The difference between K4 and K5 are less significant. (The Grey of K5 got little darker and gold of K5 became a bit morelike beige). When we compare these K4 and k5 next each other, the difference is visible. However, it isn't as significant as the photo above. Please check the update photo on Jan.2021. The left is K4 and right is K5 on the photo.

*Follow-up photos are coming. Please contact Atsushi if you have any questions. Thank you for your undersanding.

Kakishibu Color Selection

For the Collection 2019, we have 5 color shades available.

  • K1_1910 - Kakishibu gold (mostly Solid) - SOLD OUT. Thank you.
  • K1_2009 - Kakishibu Gold (mostly Solid) Very similar color to K1_1910 - SOLD OUT. Thank you.
  • K1_0621 or 2105 - Please check the New Collection & Line Up for the Availability
  • K2_1910 - Kakishibu Gray / Dark Gray (mostly solid, but a bit of unevenness) / Sold Out. Thank you. K2_1910 - Kakishibu Gray / Light Black
  • K3_1910 - Kakishibu Brown / Beige (mostly solid)
  • K4_1910 - Kakishibu Brown Variegated (Variegated)
  • K5_1910 - Kakishibu Gray/Gold Variegated (Variegated) - SOLD OUT Thank you.

For the color accurateness, please check my hand & the table color to get the best estimate. However, please understand that the color on the photo is just a sample. Kakishibu Dye Sashiko thread has its own one-of-a-kind color per skeins. They are all hand-dyed with natural Kakishibu Juice.

About Kakishibu

Kaki Persimmon (Kakishibu) Dye requires experience and techniques to prepare the appropriate materials and stabilize the color. First of all, the Kakishibu liquid smells bad, I mean, really bad. We fortunately found a great Kakishibu Dye professionals, and thanks to their help, we achieved these 5 beautiful colors.

Kaki Persimmon Dye = Kaki Persimmon Tannin = Kakishibu

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

[Important note] - Please read

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 less 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 will do everything to match your preference. Thank you for 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 Kaki Persimmon Kakishibu Dye Sashiko Thread, 2019 Collection

*The thread is specifically Designed for Sashiko purpose.

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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.

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.

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

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