What is Sashiko?
Sashiko means “little stabs,” which perfectly describes this Japanese style of hand embroidery that creates beautiful, intricate patterns from a simple running stitch. It’s easy to learn and a relaxing art for stitchers of all levels.
From our community of happy customers…
Everything about this shop is top notch - the customer service, speedy and affordable shipping, Claudia's guidance about stitching, color, and tools, the quality of products at great prices - Snuggly Monkey is the best! I have learned so much about stitching thanks to Claudia's classes and the instagram lives/videos as well as the blog.
I can't say enough good things about Snuggly Monkey and its wonderful owner, Claudia. This shop has the best selection of embroidery supplies and craft goods, shipping is reasonably priced and quick, and items are aways packaged nicely. Claudia stocks customer favorites and also always looks for new and interesting items to stock. Best shop ever!!
I love Snuggly Monkey! I love the name and the service and the quality products. Claudia is so kind, it is like you are a personal friend. She sells quality items and she handles each order with care. Every order I have received has been packaged so pretty and with obvious care.
Monthly Open Studio
As a small shop, our brick-and-mortar is by-appointment only, but once a month we open our doors and welcome you to stop by, browse, and see all our threads, kits and fabrics in person! No appointment necessary—come by between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Open Studio Days.
Our Studio is located at
2721 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
If you’d like to visit us outside of Open Studio Days, you can make an appointment here.