I miss the matte cotton cut & go threads, that have mostly disappeared. Madras? Gone. Pebbly Perle? Gone. Hyla’s High Cotton? Gone. That’s why I am excited to let you know about a type of thread I’m currently exploring — sashiko thread.
Sashiko is a traditional form of Japanese quilting that is characterized by geometric patterns of various kinds stitched in cotton thread. It’s traditionally done with undyed single-strand threads on blue fabric. Today with the renewed popularity of Sashiko, thread choice gas exploded with many solid and variegated colors.
It can be very confusing.
Snuggly Monkey has come to our aid with an article comparing different Sashiko threads. Happily for us, included in the comparison are threads we are very familiar with — pearl cotton.
I hope this will encourage you to try these great matte cut & go threads.