• Sashiko Workshops.

    Learn from Tradition.

     

    Atsushi Futatsuya, a Sashiko artist from Japan, offer several Sashiko Workshops.

    Check our 2018 Schedule.
    Main Location is NBYC & Central PA

  • Informative Workshops to invite you to Sashiko.

    Based on 30+ experience in Sashiko stitching, Keiko & Atsushi offer Sashiko workshop for anyone who would like to learn how to enjoy Sashiko.

    Workshop Schedule in 2018

    • Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Basic & Core) in Tribeca NYC
      • January 13th | 10 am to 1 pm.
      • January 14th | 10 am to 1 pm.
      • July 21st, Saturday, 10 am to 1:15 pm for 3 hours + α | SOLD OUT.
      • July 21st, Saturday, 2:45 am to 6 pm for 3 hours + α |
      • July 22nd, Sunday, 2 pm to 5:15 pm for 3 hours + α |
    • Hitomezashi Sashiko Workshop (Advanced | Intermediate) in Tribeca NYC
      • January 14th | 2 pm to 5 pm.
      • July 22nd, Sunday, 9:45 am to 12:45 pm,
    • Sashiko Mending Workshop
      • Still Arranging
  • What you will learn in Sashiko Workshops,

    A simple routine makes everything happier.

    stitching

    This is Sashiko Stitching!

    Sashiko is getting popular for its simple yet beautiful stitching. We will share how to make these beautiful Sashiko stitching with working with you throughout the 3 hours long workshops.

    History

    Ordinary, yet therefore very special.

    Sashiko is (was) too ordinary for the Japanese people so we didn't establish "the way" of Sashiko, We will share how the Japanese developed Sashiko. Related topics are Boro & Kofu.

    Techniques

    Learn from the expert.

    We believe that there is no such a thing as "rule" in Sashiko. However, based on its history, there are techniques which can improve the productivity and efficiency. Learn it from the experts.

  • Workshop Instructor

    You will learn Sashiko from the Japanese who recently moved to the United States. The workshop is in English, and we are happy to answer any questions regarding Sashiko there.

    Atsushi Futatsuya

    Sashiko "Repair" Artist

    Born as the third generation of a surviving sashiko family in Gifu prefecture.

    He grew up with sashiko surrounded by thread, needles and lots of fabrics. He launched the "Sashi.Co" project with his mother, Keiko, who has over the thirty-year experience of sashiko stitching as a platform to introduce their masterful works.

     

    What Atsushi Teaches

    Sashiko Core & Basic Technique

    We share how to make Sashiko stitching with the appropriate posture of hands and how to use needles and a thimble.

     

    Sashiko is very fulfilling for its slow stitch, however, it can have masterful speed to maximize the enjoyment. Come and learn from the expert,

  • Check our Youtube Channel to preview our Workshop. This video is how we make a simple running stitch. The workshop is more than this video, of course!

     

     

  • Sashiko for everyone. We provide articles related to Sashiko.

    There are no published blog posts yet.
  • Frequent Question to Sashiko Workshops

    Please contact us if you have more questions. The relief to participate in the workshop is important.

    Do I need any experience in Sashiko or hand sewing?

    We do not require any Sashiko or other types of hand-sewing previous experience. The participant with other types of embroidery experience like quilting may experience a bit of difficulty to adjust your hands to our method. However, everyone who participated left the reviews that it was uncomfortable (different) first but then improved over 3 hours.

    What kind of material &tools do I need?

    Please bring Curiosity & Passion to Sashiko. We will provide all the materials you need in the workshop. You may bring your own sewing kit, like threaders and thread clippers, if you prefer.

    Can you offer the workshop in my city?

    Our goal is to offer the Sashiko workshops anywhere in the world.

    Atsushi, Sashiko instructor who speaks English, will travel to anywhere in the world if the conditions meet. Please contact us for the detail.

    I have some experience in Sashiko. Should I take the basic workshop?

    I ask everyone to take the basic/core Sashiko stitching workshop.

    Although I understand that there are many people who enjoy Sashiko, it is critical to teach you how to use the Sashiko tools (needle & thimble) in our method. Please understand that I want to be fair to everyone how is in the workshop.

     

    *If you are confident that you are using the thimble and needle in our method after watching our Youtube videos, please contact us so we will check your stitching form and give you the permission to take advanced workshops.

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    Upcycle Stitches LLC
    Lewisburg, PA 17837
    570-768-1330
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