Sashiko is a traditional Japanese embroidery style in which running stitches create lovely repeating patterns. For the best results, you need to use special Daruma Sashiko threads, which are tightly twisted so you can't separate the strands. Daruma Sashiko needles come with a threader for Sashiko thread, a handy accessory to have in your kit. Daruma embroidery thread for Sashiko is spun from soft 100% cotton with a matte finish and comes in a rainbow of beautiful solid and variegated shades. Our Sashiko thread is supplied as skeins or wound onto cards, so it's easy to store.