Elegant in its simplicity, timeless in its appeal, sashiko evolved from a means of mending into decorative designs. Hidamari ("Sunny Spot") sashiko thread brings you fun, bright and happy experience when sewing with this six-ply thread, gently twisted for smooth stitching. It can also be used for hand quilting in the big stitch or Kantha style with its heavier weight and beautiful colors. Cosmo Hidamari Sashiko Thread Gradation by Lecien - Cranberry Red, 32.8 yards, 100% cotton. Not recommended for use in sewing machines. Made in Japan.