Plant dyed sashiko embroidery thread; solar dyed; 100% cotton Japanese thread; 20m; craft gift; boro; slow stitching; patchwork

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$4.13
+ $16.53 shipping
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Handmade
Made in Newcastle, Australia

Item details

100% Cotton sashiko threads dyed slowly using the power of the sun, the passage of time and the colours of nature.

This listing is for 20m of continuous Japanese sashiko thread dyed with avocado skin and osage orange, and wrapped around a lovely, reusable wooden bobbin.

How the threads are dyed:
After washing, the thread is mordanted (ie. soaked in a mineral salt solution) to maximise colour fastness. The threads are then packed into recycled glass jars with selected natural dye materials. The jars are placed on my back deck where they bask in our strong Australian sunlight for several weeks. Everyday I check on them and shake the jars for an even take up of the dye. This long, slow steeping increases the depth of colour and the fastness of the dye.
When I am satisfied with the colour, the dye material is removed and the threads are washed, measured and wrapped onto bobbins.
This process uses minimal resources and produces beautiful, unique colours.

As with all naturally dyed products, please store and display your threads out of direct sunlight to minimise fading.

Please purchase enough thread to complete your project as I may not be able to replicate colours.

All Bonsai Woman products are carefully packaged and shipped with tracking.


FAQs

Bonsai Woman garments are made using luxury and hand spun yarns. Every item is shipped with a card containing detailed information about the yarns used and advice on how to care for your garment.

Bonsai Woman items are carefully wrapped in tissue paper and corrugated cardboard and secured with handmade yarn and seagrass twine.

Bonsai Woman garments are made using luxury and hand spun yarns. Every item is shipped with a card containing detailed information about the yarns used and advice on how to care for your garment.

Bonsai Woman items are carefully wrapped in tissue paper and corrugated cardboard and secured with handmade yarn and seagrass twine.


    Reviews
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    (3)
    Just gorgeous...thank you so much :)
    Jul 20, 2018 by Nadina Lawson
    Another Bonsai Woman thread to love and add to my collection ...such gentle colours and energy that comes from natural plant dyes, just so lovely.
    Jun 23, 2018 by Anne-Marie
    The colour of these is so beautiful, can’t wait to use them!
    May 4, 2018 by Alicia Ryan

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Bonsai Woman ships worldwide from Newcastle, Australia via Australia Post. Items are shipped within 3 days of receipt of payment.

All orders are shipped with tracking, including international orders.

An email will be sent to you as soon as your item is despatched.

For purchases within Australia, please allow 5-7 working days for delivery. For international purchases, please allow up to 21 working days.

Shipping costs are only calculated on the first item in an order. Multiple items can be added to an order without incurring additional shipping costs.

Please note that international customers will be responsible for any taxes, duties or customs charges incurred.


Payments

Bonsai Woman accepts payment by PayPal.

Also accepted are credit and debit cards through the Etsy direct checkout and Etsy Gift Cards.


Returns & exchanges

If you are in any way dissatisfied with your item, please contact me as soon as possible, so we can find a solution to the problem.

Any refunds will be provided less shipping charges and only if the item is returned in its original condition within 21 days of purchase.