Sashiko is a term for "needlework & stitching" but a Sashiko project requires more than just stitching. One of the small task (but not least important task) is cutting the thread nicely.
A standard scissors can cut the thread without any major problems. However. a good tread clipper (we call it Grip Scissors) will improve the Sashiko experience. We carry a variety of Grip Scissors from entry level (mass-produced by machine) to hand-made (Hand-Sharpen) supreme grade. All made in Japan.
*Misuzu Scissors Company is a long-established scissor manufacture in Japan. We, as a group of Sashiko professionals, have been pleasantly using their grip scissors for more than a few decades.
We strongly recommend to get the middle-range to high-end grip scissors instead of the entry models. Possibly the one over $25.00, or the one around $20.00. The entry model are good made, but the difference of user experience are not subtle.
Misuzu Original Packages
Kamesaku is another brand we sincerely appreciate. Their selection is supreme, and they never disappoint us.
We carry quite many selection of grip scissors for a Sashiko supplier. This shows how much I care about the thread clipper. I wanted to try everything before I introduce to my students / customers.
If you would like to continue and be serious with Sashiko, I recommend you to get the one with above $20. Since you will be using it for a long time, it isn't an expensive investment. I do not know if one need a hand-made one for the regular usage. However, once you use the hand-sharpen one, you may not be back to the regular clippers, especially not to the entry level.
If you would like to see how grip scissors works, the entry level one with less than $10.00 would just work fine. It is nice to have one of these in your craft box when you are in need of clipping the thread.
The one in between $10.00 and $20.00 is good for both entry level and artisans. There are reasons they are sold in a big market. It is good and reasonable.
Please feel free to contact me a question for more information.
We mostly depend on one manufacture in Japan. Therefore, there is a change of our of stock items for a period of time. We try our best to keep items in stock in the USA or Japan.
For those became out of stock in Japan, the item will be shipped out from Japan. The price include the $39.00 of shipping and handling fee. Since the scissors are made carefully by craftsmen, some order could take a period of time. We will update the estimate of delivery after talking to the craftsmen.
Thank you for your understanding.
We aren't just a Japanese craft supplier. We are a team of Sashiko professionals with more than 30 years of experience in Sashiko field. What we sell is what we use in our artworks. When we decide to not to use, it is the time to stop selling here.
We also strive for excellence in customer service. It is simply because we are happy to share what we are proud of, "Sashiko". Customers who purchase our products is a fan of Sashiko. We are happy to get to know you. We will answer questions regarding Sashiko from customers.
It is fortunate to know that I can get the best materials for Sashiko. Sashiko is pretty addictive.
We are a team of Sashiko professionals.
[Owner / Manager] : Atsushi Futatsuya
Atsushi Futatsuya will be in charge of introducing Sashiko to the world by providing workshops, online resources, and providing supplies to the market.
[Complied under the supervision of...] : Keiko Futatsuya
Keiko Futatsuya, with more than 30 years in Sashiko industry, supervise the Sashiko works Atsushi provides on the website. Keiko is in charge of designing, crafting, and all other directing responsibilities in Sashi.Co project in Japan.