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Our goal is to introduce the beauty of Sashiko & a concept of Sashiko, “Caring and Appreciation”. We strive to provide the Best Quality supply and materials for your Sashiko or hand-crafting projects.
Yes. We are one of the Online Stores. However, we would like to make ours more than just a store. Once you purchase in this Sashiko Store, you already contribute to our goals. We will support you as much as we can regarding Sashiko. We care about our customers, and we appreciate our supporters.
Thank you for being a part of such a beautiful culture.
Live-Style Online Sashiko Workshop | Core & Basic
Atsushi offers Sashiko Stitching Workshop Online.
You can learn the traditional Sashiko from the expert no matter where you live. The workshop content is similar to the Sashiko Stitching Workshop, which has been successfully offered in NYC and received so many positive reviews.
In this online workshop, the participant will learn how to make Sashiko stitching more speedy, efficiently and beautifully. Atsushi will teach how to use the Sashiko needle and thimble individually by checking your hands throughout the Web Camera. The participants also learn how to prepare the Sashiko fabric so you can continue the Sashiko journey.
The Workshop goes through the Live Streaming via Google Hangouts. The participants need to be online at the scheduled time. All the time I mention on this page is in the US Eastern Time Zone (EST), New York Time.
Duration: 2 Workshops of 120 minutes each | Total of 4 hours
Language: English, otherwise specifically mentioned.
Maximum participant: 4 Participants
Required skill: A basic needlework skill & basic drawing skill (such as using a ruler precisely) are required. Please practice to thread the needle before the workshop start if you aren't comfortable with it (or have a threader ready).
Required environment: A decent device with camera (Face-camera and Back Camera), such as a smartphone, tablet, or PC with a Web-Cam, connected to the Internet. Regarding the device, the newer the better, however, iPhone 5S worked okay in the previous Online Video Chat. Please contact me if you have a concern in your preparation with a device.
For maximizing workshop experience, the participants need to show me the posture of stitching and actual stitching.
A tripod or a smartphone stand would be necessary to have.
Web Software: Zoom
A list of tools you need to prepare:
- A Ruler
- Scotch Tape
- Fabric Scissors
- Thread Clipper / Grip Scissors (If you have one. Substituted by a regular scissors)
- A Pin Cushion (If you have one)
- A grid sheet (A sheet of Graph Paper) | I will send you a PDF if you would like to.
Fee (with a Discount when you follow the agreement below): $158.00
Regular pricing: $290.00
This price includes all the material and the U.S. domestic shipping. For those who live outside of the U.S. please cover the discounted shipping of $15.00. As a part of the workshop, I will teach you how to draw the Asano-ha pattern on the fabric.
The drawing isn't difficult, but If you would like me to draw the pattern for you, $10.00 of drawing fee will be applied separately.
* If you have purchased our Sashiko Starter kit, you have most of the tools you need. Please contact me so I will give you the discount based on your need. Some might prefer to have another set of thimble and needle.
The list of Materials I will send for the Online Sashiko Workshop
- Sashiko Needles (3 pieces)
- Sashiko Thimble (1 piece)
- Sashiko Thread #12 White (about 145 meter)
- Sashiko Thread Bobbin Paper (2 pieces)
- Indigo Fabric (No pattern will be printed. I will teach you how to do that)
- Interfacing and Cotton Poplin fabric for tailoring the project after the workshop
- A set of materials to transfer & draw patterns on the fabric
I can add you more materials without the extra shipping fee.
*Please read the agreement below to get the discounted price.
The workshop below is designed for those who lives in the USA or Asia. If you live in Europe, please contact me so I may be able to add the day-time (EST) workshop, so you can join the workshop at night in your country.
Since we would need to deliver the package before the workshop, the deadline for the registration is:
- NA: Wednesday, for the USA residence & Japan residence.
- NA: or so, Monday, for the Non-USA residence | The earlier the better. Please contact for the detail for shipping.
*The date above is subject to cancellation if the workshop doesn't have the minimum of 2 participants. In case of insufficient numbers of participants, I will reschedule you to the other possible dates. You will receive the final confirmation email 48 hours prior to the online workshop. Thank you for your understanding.
Agreement for the Discounted Price
In order to register yourself for the Online Sashiko Workshop with the discounted price, please agree with the list below. If you are not comfortable with the list, please wait for the update when I can offer the regular workshop without the agreement below. Also, you may consider to have the private online workshop for $490.00 (Everything Included).
- After the workshop, please leave the review on this product page. (Honest Review is good. You can also send me an email if you prefer that way)
- I will introduce how the workshop proceed after the workshop on my website. Please provide me some photos that you may take during or after the workshop.
- Please understand the risk of "cancellation" due to the equipment failure or insufficient Internet connection, and Atsushi's personal condition as a stay-at-home father.
- Please make sure that you have the best tools available for enjoying the live streaming. Old or insufficient tools, such as an old iPhone, may stress you because of the quality of video. I will not be able to control it on your side.
- It is participants' responsibility to follow the emails Atsushi send out and follow the direction.
I will follow-up, and will provide the support until I teach you how to use thimble and needle throughly.
Cancel and Refund Policy
Since this workshop includes a lot of materials delivered to you in prior to the actual workshop, we do not accept the cancellation and refund. Once you arrange the workshop date, please respect us and the others who join the workshop on the same day. In extreme case scenario, I will accept the reschedule of the appointment if the notification is made before 48 hours of actual workshop starting time.
If you need to reschedule the workshop within 48 hours of the workshop starting time, the reschedule fee of $30.00 will be applied.
Any case scenarios of workshop cancellations or errors in our preparation, you will be rescheduled to the future Online Workshop without the extra fee. It is very challenging to teach the workshop I do face to face via Internet.
Your understanding and cooperation would be very much appreciated.
Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Core & Basic) in NYC
If you can make a trip to NYC when I offer the workshop in NYC, please consider to take the Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Core & Basic). This small-group, face to face, hands on hands workshop is the workshop Atsushi is confident to satisfy the participants.
Learn Sashiko with Videos at your pace.
I receive requests for learning Sashiko from the Video.
For now, I do not have enough time & money to make 3 hours of comprehensive and well-edited videos to share the similar experience. The better filming equipment would be must to have for this to happen.
I will work on creating the videos, and once I am ready, I will let you know. Please subscribe our newsletter for more updates.
We strive to provide all of the essential items you would need to enjoy Sashiko including supplies, tools, and materials.
Please read the articles about why you would like to choose the supplies from us.
If you find that we don’t carry something you want, please contact us. From time to time, the item is invisible because of limited stock in our storage. I can let you know the re-stocking time and more information.
Also, please ask if you have an item you would like to get. We can try to find it from Japan.
Shop Policies | The Sashiko Store
Shipping and Handling
Estimated Shipping Times:
- Domestic: 2~5 business days via USPS
- International: 3~25 business days via USPS or Japan Post
I’ll do my best to meet these shipping estimates but cannot guarantee the accuracy of timing. Most of the order will be shipped out within a few days unless there are no announce made. The actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose. Depending on the order contents and destination, the package may be shipped out from Japan.
Customs and Import Taxes:
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs.
We strive to deliver the best items for your Sashiko experience. Please contact us if we can help to improve your experience here.
We would accept exchanges or returns when a customer:
- Contact me within 5 days of delivery
- Ship items back within 7 days of delivery (exclusive to international shipping)
- For cancellation of the order, I accept it before the order has shipped out unless specifically mentioned such as one of the kind order.
However, We will NOT accept returns unless the item is defective:
Most o our items are “one-of-a-kind” made by hands. As much as we want to keep creating the exact same materials, it is not possible to do so because we are human. Especially for those Naturally Hand-dyed Sashiko thread, please be reasonable for the “Color” of Natural Dye or hand-made products.
The following items cannot be returned or exchanged.
- Custom or Personalized Orders
- Digital Downloads
- Items on Sale
Conditions of return:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Workshop Refunds & Transfers
All deposits and balances for classes, workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, we understand that emergencies happen, so if you are unable to attend a workshop that you have paid-in-full, and you cancel with more than thirty (30) days notice before a scheduled workshop, you may request to credit or transfer the all of the total workshop fees to another class or workshop within 12 months of request. If you cancel within Thirty (30) days of a scheduled workshop, you will forfeit your entire tuition unless notified.
In the unfortunate events that Upcycle Stitches LLC must cancel the Workshop, classes, and event due to unforeseen circumstances, Upcycle Stitches LLC will refund the cost of registration for the workshop, class, and events. However, Upcycle Stitches LLC does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.
It isn’t our intention, and we try everything to avoid this, but please be advised that following: Upcycle Stitches LLC reserves the right to cancel any class, limit class size, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule. If a class is canceled, students may choose to receive a full refund or may transfer – with no fee – to another class or workshop. If Upcycle Stitches LLC cancels for any reason, all payments can be refunded.
It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance, which can protect you by refunding monies paid if you need to cancel your trip due to an emergency. Travel insurance is very affordable and can protect you in other ways as well. Course Changes or Cancellations
Registrant acknowledges that registration and participation are voluntary and that by registering for this workshop/class that he/she is solely responsible for any loss, damage or injury, including death, that may be sustained on the premises or any location where any workshop/class is being conducted.
We will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information below.
- To communicate with you about the order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (such as paying Taxes) if necessary.
Thank you for shopping with our Sashiko Store!