Sashiko Needle Set
A set of four sashiko needles and needle threader, suitable for standard to thick sashiko thread.
Sashiko is a traditional Japanese embroidery style dating back to the Edo period (1615–1868). Used by working class farming and fishing families to make stronger more practical workwear, a worn-out piece was stitched with layers of old cloth, producing a sturdy garment passed down through generations. Sashiko translates to English as little stabs, a reference to the simple running stitch used.
Long, rigid, and very sharp, sashiko needles are designed to let you load multiple stitches on the needle before pulling it through the fabric.
Set includes one each of four different sized needles:
0.84mm ~ 51.5mm
0.99mm ~ 44.5mm
0.84mm ~ 41.3mm
0.84mm ~ 33.3mm
Daruma sashiko needles made in Japan by the Yokota Corporation.
In 1901 Chozaemon Yokota set out to become the maker of the highest quality sewing thread in the world. This 'quality is timeless' principle is embodied in their threads, cloths and sewing products, distributed widely across Japan.