Sashiko thread by Daruma, hand-dyed using the natural indigo dye by BUAISOU.
BUAISOU was established in Tokushima, Japan in 2015. All processes, which were traditionally divided into separate specialists, are carried out by them - from cultivating the raw indigo, fermenting the indigo leaves to the natural dye called Sukumo, dyeing, designing, all the way to production. The dyeing process is achieved using only indigo leaves, lye, bran, and shell lime.
This thinner version of Daruma Sashiko Thread consists of 4 strands and is more common thickness than the thicker version of Daruma Sashiko Thread.
It is suitable for various needleworks such as Sashiko, darning stitch, embroidery and other decorative stitching.
Material : 100% cotton
Made in Japan
Daruma threads were first made in 1901 and continues to be loved to this day. Sashiko stitching fine thread is most popular thickness. It is suitable for sashiko stitching, embroidery and stitch.
How to Handle BUAISOU Indigo Product
It is recommended to gently hand wash items with detergent and lukewarm water the first 2-3 times after purchase. Please use detergent that does not include any whitening or bleaching agents. Although BUAISOU’s indigo dye products have been stripped of excess dye using natural dye stripping agents prior to purchase, there is still a possibility of colour transfer with harsh rubbing or other vigorous interactions. Brown or yellow pigment may appear during wash, which is a chemical component unique to the indigo dye that BUAISOU uses. After the several washes, the excess dye will be removed and the item may be left with more vivid colour than before.
The dye may react to ultraviolet rays such as sunlight and discolouration may occur. Please keep away from excessive ultraviolet rays or sunlight. In the unlikely event of discolouration, place the item in hot water overnight, wash and repeat. Using a washing machine is possible with delicate wash setting.