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Sashiko Pattern Preprinted or Transfer Pattern Yourself

I frequently get a common question when I talk about the process of preparing Sashiko project. "Which is better, to ...
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Patreon Special Offer| Sashiko Stitched Fabric Discount

Our goal is to introduce what Sashiko is. In order to achieve the goal, we share the sashiko fabric we stitched ...
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Sashiko and Animism | Power of thoughts

Well. Don't freak out by the title of "Sashiko and Animism". It is still the website to introduce Sashiko. I ...
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Contemporary Boro | By Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya

The word of "Contemporary Boro" may confuse you a bit. But let me try to explain. Boro is a type ...
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2017 Fall Sashiko Workshop

2017 Fall Sashiko Workshop | Tribeca Area in NYC

Yes! Here is the latest information about upcoming 2017 Fall Sashiko Workshop. We are happy to announce that we offer ...
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Sashiko Jacket 2nd | Description of Sashiko Jackets

Sashiko artworks produced by Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya are mostly "one-of-a-kind" products. We use the vintage fabric from 1900's (sometimes ...
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Sashiko Q&A | to introduce what Sashiko is

Here is a Sashiko Q&A to give you a general understanding of what Sashiko is. Please contact us if you ...
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Sashiko Bag 1st | Description of Sashiko Bags

Here is the Sashiko Bag 1st Descriptions ...
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Sashiko Jacket 1st | Description of Sashiko Jackets

We have a few Sashiko Jackets that Keiko is happy to release in the market. Since Keiko and her company ...
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Sashiko and Animism

Inspiring handmade Sashiko Artwork

Thanks to the customised workshop participants from NYC, we have numbers of great photos of our Sashiko Artwork. It is ...
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Sashiko Road Trip | Visiting your city with Sashiko

One of my hopes in future is to plan a road trip in the United States with Sashiko products and ...
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Sashiko Instagram

Sashiko Instagram | Photos from Sashi.Co & Us

We started an Instagram Account about 2 years ago and haven't been active so much until recently. Since our Sashiko ...
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Customize Sashiko Workshop

Customize Sashiko Workshop in Japan

It was a surprise to me. I thought the language would be an obstacle to provide the enjoyable/informative workshops in ...
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Sashiko Swatches Collection 4th

Sashiko Swatches Collection 4th | #015 ~ #019

One of our Sashiko Stitched Swatches is sold out. We are so happy to share these beautiful all-hand-made pieces of ...
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Japanese Shima Kasuri

Japanese Shima Kasuri Textile for Sashiko

A pile of sample swatches of Japanese Shima (stripe) and Kasuri textile has arrived at the Upcycle Stitches. About 50 ...
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Kakishibu Dyed Thread

Kakishibu Dyed Thread | Hand Dyed with Persimmon

Squeezing the green (non-ripe) persimmon to get the juice. Fermenting it to transform the persimmon juice to a dye liquid ...
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Natural Indigo Dyed Thread Bobbin

Natural Indigo Dyed Thread | Perfect for Sashiko

It requires experience in enjoying natural dyes. I am happy to share our accomplishment; Natural Indigo Dyed Thread. As always, ...
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Tulip Sashiko Needle Big Eye Straight

We are honored and happy to introduce the new Sashiko Needle Big Eye Straight Thin from Tulip Needle Company in ...
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Hand-Stitched Sashiko Jeans ~ ASANO-HA CO1

A challenge in 2017 of Modern Denim Fashion came out pretty good. It is still in the process of Sashiko, ...
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Modern Denim Fashion with Japanese Sashiko

The word of Sashiko is getting popular in many industries, even in a field of fashion. As the Sashiko artist, ...
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A Subtle difference in Sashiko White Thread

Indigo Dyed - dark blue fabric and white thread; it is the most popular fabric-thread combination for a long time ...
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Sashiko Dream

Sashiko Dream after sharing what we have

My goal, through Upcycle Stitches LLC, is to introduce what Sashiko is to the world. In other words, I would ...
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Gradation Color Sashiko Thread

Gradation Color Sashiko Thread with Sample Stitching

Recently, I enjoy making "Thread Bobbins - Itomaki" like the photo below. They are just so cute. Itomaki is a process ...
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No More New Cloth ~ Is it even possible?

One afternoon, I refurbished my 5 years old Sashiko Wallet by patching and Sashiko Stitching. I enjoyed the process, and ...
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Speed of Sashiko ~ How fast can we stitch

People may have an image of Sashiko as the careful slow hand-stitching work; carefully making one stitch by one stitch ...
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Wallet Sashiko Boro Repair Project

Since 2012, I have been using a Sashiko card-holder as a wallet to carry my debit/credit cards. After repeating putting ...
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Sashiko Patchwork and its Concept

The Japanese used to say; "When you have a piece of fabric as large as the size you can wrap ...
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Japanese Dressmaker Tracing Paper for Sashiko

I have been introducing the same carbon paper, so-called "Chakopee", the Japanese Dressmaker Tracing Paper. There is a note written in ...
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Natural Dye Sashiko Thread List

Natural Dye Sashiko Thread List for 2017_S Collection

I am grateful that I received some active reactions to the article I wrote about "why does Keiko create the ...
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Sashiko Expensive

Is Sashiko Expensive Art for wealthy people?

Is Sashiko Expensive in the contemporary textile market? The answer is, unfortunately, "Yes." Sashiko artisans spend a huge amount of ...
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Sashi.Co Original Color Sashiko Thread

As I repeatedly mention in the website, it is very important to have the good thread when you enjoy Sashiko ...
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Mingei Art Movement

Mingei Art Movement in Japan and Sashiko

For a long time, I never doubted myself that the Sashiko is the "handicrafts art" which was found in Japanese ...
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Successful Sashiko Workshop

Successful Sashiko Workshop in NYC

Thanks to many people around me sharing the information, I had a great time in NYC with Successful Sashiko Workshop over ...
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Slow Living Lifestyle with Sashiko

Slow Living Lifestyle with Sashiko Stitching

Since I started hosting Sashiko workshops, I often hear the word of "Slow Living Lifestyle" from the people I met ...
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Why Leaning Sashiko

Why Learning Sashiko from Professionals

A friend of mine asked me an interesting question regarding Sashiko. "What is the difference between learning Sashiko from professionals ...
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The First Indigo Dyed Sashiko Thread

Ever since we started creating colors with Natural Vegetable/Herbs for Sashiko Thread, we have been longing for achieving two big ...
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June 2017 Sashiko Workshop in NYC

June 2017 Sashiko Workshop in NYC

Check our Hands-On Sashiko Workshop out coming up on June 24th and 25th. We have been longing for the Sashiko ...
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Sashiko Swatches Collection Preview

Sashiko Swatches Collection Third | #007 ~ #014

We have been adding the Sashiko Swatches to the Etsy Store. I feel like I am making a Sashiko Swatches ...
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HandsOn Sashiko Workshops

HandsOn Sashiko Workshops | Meet Atsushi and Learn

Upcycle Stitches offer a variety of online tutorials and information regarding Sashiko as well as the other Japanese hand-crafting. One ...
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Sashiko Workshop Graduate Makes A beautiful Jacket

A Sashiko Workshop Graduate makes Beautiful Jacket

I enjoy hearing from Sashiko Workshop participants after they finish their project at home. A Sashiko Workshop Graduate makes very beautiful ...
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Original White Bright White

Sashiko Thread Color | Original White Bright White

Among a selection of many colors for Coron Sashiko Thread, the two colors of Original White Bright White are the ...
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Coron Sashiko Thread Available in USA

Coron Sashiko Thread Available in USA

Upcycle Stitches LLC is one of the official distributors of Coron Sashiko Thread in the United States. Sashi.Co & Keiko ...
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Keiko Futatsuya Sashiko Designer

Keiko Futatsuya | Genius Sashiko Designer

Keiko Futatsuya is a founder of Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya and a Sashiko artist herself. What makes her so special ...
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Atsushi Futatsuya

Atsushi Futatsuya | Sashiko Artist & Curator

Hello, World. My name is Atsushi Futatsuya. In the USA, I often introduce myself "Azu" as my nickname. Let me ...
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Sashiko Stitched Fabric

Sashiko Stitched Fabric from our acheivement

We have been practicing Sashiko stitching for more than 30 years. The founder of Sashi.Co, Keiko Futatsuya, has 33 years ...
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Sashiko Swatches Second | #004 ~ #006

By arranging the Sashiko Swatches inventory, I come to learn how Sashiko is/was. The combination of Japanese vintage fabric and Sashiko ...
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Sashiko Thread Sale Deal

Sashiko Thread Sale Deal & Promotion

I established Upcycle Stitches LLC in February 2017. I am happy that I am building enough sales to expand our ...
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Sashiko patterns with Kamon and tradition

Sashiko Pattern | Explore the Tradition

Among various reasons for Sashiko's popularity, I believe that the beauty of geometric Sashiko pattern is a significant reason why ...
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Sashiko Swatches | #001 ~ #003

Upcycle Stitches / Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya are a group of Sashiko artisans and craftspersons. Usually, we have a plan ...
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Sashiko Thread Bulk Discount

Sashiko Thread Bulk Discount for Stitchers

Thanks to customers finding our Amazon Store, I am enabled to build a much bigger inventory for Sashiko thread. Since ...
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Boro from Ground ~ Tokiyama Sashiko

Keiko Futatsuya, my mother / a Sashiko artist in Japan, visited an unbelievable place regarding a hidden Sashiko culture - Tokiyama Sashiko (時山さしこ) ...
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Sashiko Jackets by Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya

Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya is not only a name for Keiko's business but it also represents a group of hand-craft ...
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Mylar Paper

Mylar Paper | Best Supply to Transfer Material

In Sashiko stitching, it is very important to learn how to transfer the pattern on the fabric. I repeatedly mention ...
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Sashiko Dish Towel

Sashiko Dish Towel ~ Practice Sahiko on Sarashi

Sashiko Dish Towel with using Sarashi Cotton Fabric is one of the most popular items in Sashiko stitching. There are many ...
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KUON Special Order Boro Jacket

Wow. WOW!! Look at this fantastic jacket, KUON Special Order Boro Jacket. Just stunning. Keiko (Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya) mended ...
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Sashiko Starter Set | Everything you need to Start

The word of Sashiko starts getting popular in 2000's slowly but surely. I enjoyed Sashiko workshop in the Netherlands in ...
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Sashiko Pattern Book with as many as 92 of patterns

When you would like to learn Sashiko, getting a good resource is necessary. There are many good books written about ...
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Sashiko Tutorial Videos

Directory of Sashiko Tutorial Videos

Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya and Upcycle Stitches LLC create a series of Sashiko Tutorial Videos. We have a Youtube channel, ...
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BORO | Textile Art from Ancient Japan

Every time I host a Sashiko workshop in NYC, I hear the word of BORO. The word of "BORO" became ...
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Sashiko Thread | The key of good Sashiko

In order to cook a tasty meal, you would need fresh & quality ingredients. Similarly, in order to complete a ...
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Sashiko Mending Gathering

Mending Jeans and Garments with Sashiko

I started providing Sashiko workshops in NYC in 2016. I was happily surprised so many people were interested in Sashiko ...
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June 2017 Sashiko Workshop in NYC

Sashiko | Overview of Sashiko Stitching

Sashiko  (刺し子) is a form of needlework developed in Japan a couple of centuries ago. We can find its history ...
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Sashiko mending project in one warm day.

(This is a revised article about Sashiko Mending from the website of Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya.) We have more articles ...
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Sashiko Tote Bag #004 by Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya

We started carrying some of Sashiko Art Pieces as inventory in USA. Sashiko Tote Bag (#004) by Sashi.Co & Keiko ...
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Sashiko Thimble | Helpful tool when get used to

A round-shaped Sashiko thimble is one of the challenging tools to get used to in practicing Sashiko stitching. However, it ...
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Sashiko Needle | For Making Many Stitches

Sashiko is a simple stitching technique from Japan. It requires a few tools to start without investing a fortune. It ...
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Natural Dye Sashiko Thread / Beauty of Nature

One of our excellence in Sashiko is the selection of Natural Dye Sashiko thread. Upcycle Stitches LLC and Sashi.Co are groups ...
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Sashiko Pattern Transfer Practice Kit

One of the most important preparations for Sashiko stitching is transferring Sashiko pattern onto the fabric. I wrote the article ...
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Sashiko Definition and Terminology

Let's see if I can share the clarification of Sashiko Definition. In this page, I try to navigate you to ...
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What is Sashiko? | As a Sashiko Artist

As a Sashiko artist, I would need to answer to a fundamental question; "What is Sashiko?" The answer to this ...
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Sashiko Mending Jeans / How I enjoy Sashiko

When I start introducing Sashiko in English about 10 years ago, the word of SASHIKO wasn't popular among the general ...
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Sashiko Workshop Location and Availability

In order to learn Sashiko stitching with our method, participating to our Sashiko workshop is the best idea. In 3 ...
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Sashiko Tools I recommend | I use them, of course

The word "Sashiko" is getting popular. There are several choices when it comes to choosing the tools. I occasionally get an ...
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How to make Sashiko thread Bobbin (Itomaki)

Sashiko thread is different from regular embroidery thread. Therefore, Sashiko Thread requires a special attention to store it in a ...
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How to transfer Sashiko Patterns on to the fabric

People often have a question how to transfer Sashiko patterns onto the fabric. Yes. Sashiko isn't always about stitching. Preparing the fabric properly ...
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Great questions in F.I.T Speech / Sashiko Presentation

More people are interested in Sashiko presentation, more than I thought. I received many great questions in Sashiko Presentation. Now I ...
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Thank you for the Speech @ FIT & Workshops

I appreciate all the opportunities I received over this weekend; the Speech @ FIT and the Sashiko workshops at BTJ ...
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1883 INDIGO DYEING | Japanese Natural Dye Artist

Natural Dye Artist The founder and producer of 1883 Indigo.Dyeing., Takeshi Udo, enjoy Natural Botanical Dye. Takeshi Udo He was ...
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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 ...
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2017 Sashiko Workshops | Start Sashiko with us

Upcycle Stitches LLC offer various Sashiko workshops in NYC/Brooklyn area. The list for the year of 2017 Sashiko Workshops is ...
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