Can you use regular embroidery thread for Sashiko?

Is sashiko thread the same as embroidery thread?

Sashiko thread is more twisted than embroidery floss and not made to be separated into strands. Sashiko thread doesn’t have a sheen as embroidery floss or the Valdani embroidery thread have. Either thread could be used a substitute for sashiko thread but the look will be slightly different.

Does sashiko use a hoop?

No embroidery hoop is necessary. It’s recommended to use a traditional sashiko needle which is longer than a regular embroidery needle and works best for carrying multiple stitches. Though a sashiko needle is certainly a nice tool to have, you can still achieve beautiful results with regular embroidery needles.

Do you split Sashiko thread?

1) Olympus Sashiko Threads

I have to use a Sashiko needle with a longer eye as the thread is thick and because the needle can accommodate the Clover embroidery threader easily. The threader helps to keep the thread ‘intact’ with no splitting vs. threading without a threader.

What size are Sashiko needles?

package of short Sashiko needles contains 2 each of three sizes: 45.5mm in length x 0.84mm. 42.9mm in length x 0.92mm. 36.4mm in length x 0.84mm.

What is Perle cotton thread?

Pearl cotton thread is a heavy weight, lustrous thread that has many uses including hand quilting, embroidery, cross stitch, crochet, friendship bracelets and more. Size 8 is equivalent to 3 strands of embroidery floss.

How long are Sashiko stitches?

Sashiko thread tends to fray so use lengths of thread no longer than 20-24” long. Tip: The thread pulls more smoothly and tangles less if it is threaded so you are pulling with the twist instead of against it as you stitch.

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