You asked: Can I use embroidery thread for Sashiko?

Sashiko thread is traditionally made of 100% matte cotton. It is strong and soft with a tight twist. … Size 8 pearl cotton or regular cotton embroidery floss can be substituted, but both have a different sheen and twist than sashiko thread, so the final piece will look a bit different.

Are there different thicknesses of sashiko thread?

Daruma sashiko threads come in three sizes – thin (40m), medium/regular (30m) and thick/ kogin (20m), wound on hand carry cards. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. This card has 20m thicker weight sashiko/ kogin thread.

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