FAB Sashiko Essentials Aurifil Thread Collection
FAB Sashiko Essentials by Shannon and Jason
Includes 6 large spools of Aurifil Cotton 12wt thread with 356 yds/325 m per spool
2024 – White
2740 – Dark Cobalt
2265 – Lobster Red
1240 – Very Dark Eggplant
1147 – Light Leaf Green
4657 – Tramanto a Zoagli (variegated)
Our FAB Sashiko Essentials thread collection for Aurifil is the perfect starter pack of colors to set you on the right path for your sashiko projects. We use these thread in our classes and our book and personal sashiko and handsewing projects. However, we’ve also used these same threads for hand quilting, embroidery, and even cross stitcha nd machine embroidery. We picked the colors for this collection specifically to work across a wide range of projects and fabrics whether you want your threads to stand out for sashiko or blend in more for shading in embroidery and quilting.
If you’ve never worked with Aurifil thread before in your hand sewing and sashiko, do yourself a favor and try this essentials collection. You’ll find out very quickly why we only work with Aurifil thread: smooth thread that doesn't easily tangle or snag. Aurifil thread produces virtually no lint or thread dust to clog up your machines. We were hooked from the first samples we used and are now Aurifil Ambassadors and designers.
From the Aurifil Website
Aurifil’s 100% Cotton 12wt thread is the heaviest weight thread we offer and is perfect for hand applique, hand embroidery, hand quilting, cross stitch, embellishment, handmade lace, machine applique, blanket stitch, machine embroidery (especially for designs that use a longer stitch length), machine art quilting, Sashiko, redwork, lower looper serging, and longarm quilting.
Hand applique, hand embroidery, hand quilting, cross stitch, embellishment and lace, machine applique, blanket stitch, buttonhole stitch, machine embroidery, machine art quilting, sashiko, redwork, lower looper serging, longarm quilting.
· Sashiko Needle (hand stitching)
· 100/16 or 90/14 Topstitch Needle (40wt in the bobbin)
· 4.5 Longarm Needle (28wt in the bobbin)
· When using 12wt thread by machine, we recommend using a much thinner thread in the bobbin, like our 40wt.
· When using in a Longarm machine, quilt slowly, using a longer stitch and silicone conditioner where necessary.
Want to learn the basics of Sashiko?
Here's a YouTube video with information on how to do your first stitches.