Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya | Sashiko Artisans

Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya offers a variety of hand-made Sashiko Art, produced by Keiko Futatsuya and her company (friends). Keiko has more than 30 years of experience in Sashiko, and last 10 years she has been enjoying her work as the Sashiko designer and Sashiko producer. Her design with deep knowledge about Sashiko makes truly exclusive Sashiko arts with Japanese vintage fabric and BOROs.

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Keiko Futatsuya, the ex-unsung hero to the artist in spot lights.

Until the year of 2014, the name of Keiko Futatsuya barely shows up in the media. She worked under the Sashiko business, and every Sashiko piece she directed was introduced with the brand name; not with her name. In 2015, she started her own brand, Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya. We are so happy to be able to bring her up to the stage of Sashiko arts. Her Sashiko arts are just stunning.

 

Sashi.Co means a group of people Keiko depends on

When we introduce Keiko’s work, people often ask if she makes all of the Sashiko art pieces by herself. The answer is “No”. However, she directs all of the Sashiko arts. She designs, she hand-stitch Sashiko, ask her friends to do bigger Sashiko, depends on the professional for tailoring and so on. We sincerely enjoy bringing their work to the USA.

 

Keiko Futatsuya Boro Noragi

 

 

Sashiko Thread Thanksgiving Weekend Discount

Sashiko Thread Thanksgiving Weekend Discount

Happy Thanksgiving! Here is the Sashiko Thread Thanksgiving Weekend Discount Deal!

Use the code for “7% OFF” of our Sashiko Thread Collection. The deal expires on Monday 27th at 2 pm. As you know, we rarely issue the discount coupons, so enjoy a small discount on what we are proud of.

The code: BOG66JNLPES0

 

We weren’t sure if it is a good idea to ride on the “Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Cyber Monday” Discount Season. However, we also realize that there are people expecting some discount or great deals for this season (including myself for electronics and such. I could use a new printer… some customers have been receiving the invoice in black & white printing.)

The deal isn’t a great discount in comparison the other huge retail stores, but please accept our effort to appreciate the Holiday Season Specials. Winter is a good season to enjoy Sashiko in a warm house.

 

Since we operate as a very small business, we will try to take some time off on the holiday weekend. Please understand that all of the order will be prepared and shipped out on and/or after Monday 27th. Also, in case of receiving many orders, the inventory thread may run-out. We may ask you for extra days to make a shipment.

Even if the delay happens, you will get the package before Christmas since we plan to re-stock everything before that.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Another Sashiko Thread Thanksgiving Weekend Discount?

 

There is a reason why we don’t offer the great discount for the holiday season; we will not be able to run a business if we discount more than a certain percent.

We may offer other discount deals over Christmas or other holiday seasons, but the discount will not exceed 20% discount. Our goal is to introduce Sashiko to the world “continuously”. We sincerely appreciate your understanding of our policy in offering the discount coupons.

 

Happy Thanksgiving.

Now it is time to prepare the big Thanksgiving Dinner!

 

 

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NYC Sashiko Workshop Schedule 2018

The Sashiko Workshops in Tribeca (in 2017) was a great success. I have received so many positive reviews, and I get so many requests to come back to Tribeca to offer another workshop. I’ve been talking to a great partner when would be a possible time to offer the next Sashiko Workshops. Here is a Sashiko Workshop Schedule 2018 in New York City.

 

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Please register yourself for the workshops in 2018.

As of now, we are thinking to offer one workshop weekend in Spring, and one workshop weekend in Summer. I will most likely offer it in July or August, and possibly offer them in April depends on the needs. Please contact me if you are interested in taking the workshop in NYC, Manhattan Tribeca Area, in April. The more people contact me, the more likely to offer them in April, too.

 

Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Basic&Core)

 

Hitomezashi Sashiko Workshop (Advanced)

*Prerequisite: Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Basic&Core)

 

 

For those who cannot travel to NYC, Online Sashiko Workshop is available now.

 

 

So much Passion. So Grateful to offer the Workshop.

 

As you know, Sashiko has been part of my life.

It is so interesting to receive so much passion Sashiko. The Sashiko arts we create are getting popular, and I am so happy that the people would like to learn our technique and culture. Over the Sashiko Workshops in Tribeca, November 2017, we had a TV crew to film a short introduction of Sashiko in the United States. Atsushi will be on TV.

Be part of our Sashiko group (before Atsushi gets so busy… just kidding) by checking the Sashiko Workshop Schedule 2018.

 

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Always, the goal is to share the fun of Sashiko

 

Regardless of the popularity of our Sashiko art or Sashiko culture, the goal is always the same. “We would like to share the fun culture of Sashiko.”

In order to introduce what Sashiko is, we offer the free Youtube Video as well as the articles on this website. However, in order to “feel” the fun of Sashiko, participating the workshop is the best way.

Every time, we get more confident that what we offer can satisfy anyone who is interested in Sashiko, even for those who have some Sashiko experience already. There is no such a thing as “right” or “wrong” in Sashiko. However, there is techniques we developed over time to make it more beautiful, easy, and after all enjoyable.

Please consider our workshop as an opportunity to enjoy Sashiko more.

If you don’t know anything about Sashiko, it is the great way to start. If you already know about Sashiko, then it is a great way to add the technique and knowledge to your art-work.

 

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We had had more than 20 workshops in the previous year, with almost 100 people participated.

There are no negative reviews in our brief “after workshop questioner”. We are getting confident in what we do!!

 

Sashiko Workshop Schedule 2018 | Let us plan more

Since the instructor Atsushi is located in the central PA, where is about 4 hours of driving away from NYC,  we cannot offer the workshops every weekend (We wish we could!). In addition, Atsushi’s main role, for now, is to be a stay-at-home father. Realistically speaking, offering Sashiko Workshops 3 ~ 4 times a year is a reasonable amount to plan the schedule.

 

However, we are willing to offer as many workshops as possible. Even more than 4 times per year if there is a need.

In order to do so, we need a certain amount of participant in the workshops. We would like to know how many people in the East Coast are willing to join the Sashiko Workshops. Please share your passion by posting comments here and/or registering yourself to our mailing list with checking “Yes” to the workshop notification.

 

We are looking forward to meeting you!

 

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Sashiko Workshop Graduate Achievements Part.1

Since I started Sashiko Workshop in 2016, I have shared my Sashiko expertise with more than 50 people. Thanks to good friends of mine, I can keep continuing this journey. One of the graduates shared her Sashiko works after the workshops. These are the photos of “Sashiko Workshop Graduate Achievements”! You can expect to learn enough skills to do the similar work after taking our Sashiko workshops.

 

We still have a few seats available in coming-up workshops next weekend in NYC. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to start the beautiful upcycling work, Sashiko.

 

Sashiko Stitching Workshop:

Still Available on

  • Saturday 11/11, 10 am to 1 pm.
  • Sunday 11/12, 2 pm to 5 pm

You can learn how to make good Sashiko stitches with appropriate tools and techniques. This is a basic, yet fundamental and core, workshop to get better in stitching. Even if you have some experience in Sashiko stitching, this may be beneficial workshop if you aren’t 100 % comfortable in using the unique Sashiko tools such as long needles and a round shape Sashiko thimble. The appropriate understanding of “how to use tools” will increase your productivity of your Sashiko, and result in the better Sashiko stitching.

 

Sashiko Mending Gathering:

Still Available on

  • Sunday 11/12, 10 am to 1 pm

This is another rare opportunity to have “EVERYTHING” you ever need to enjoy hand-made Sashiko Mending to your own garment.

Atsushi will provide the necessary informative presentation and his collection of Sashiko fabric, thread, tools, and ideas. Bring your own garment and enjoy the 3 hours of intensive Sashiko Mending.

 

I want your “Sashiko Workshop Graduate Achievements”

 

Take a look at the beautiful and unique pieces he accomplished.

Boro-ish and vintage fabric patches on Jacket, Shoes, and Jeans. She is happy that her work got so productive and accurate. Join our Sashiko circle and enjoy your own project. It is all about appreciating what we have and upcycling your favorite garment and then enjoy the beautiful result.

 

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