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QuiltCon 2022 Sashiko Cover

QuiltCon 2022 Sashiko Workshops

It is my pleasure to join the QuiltCon 2022 as a Sashiko Workshop Faculty. It has been difficult years, and ...
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Return Sashiko Customers

Thank you Coupon for Return Sashiko Customers

Ever since I opened up our Sashiko Online Store, it has been my strong wishes to offer something for returning ...
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Sashiko Class Arrangement

Sashiko Class Arrangement under Covid-19 pandemic

I has been so long since we had to jump into the new normal of Covid-19. With our "new normal", ...
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Sashiko and Illumination

Sashiko and Illumination

As Sashiko became more popular, I started receiving more requests in more diversified ways. The ordinary request is to either ...
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Sashiko Jackets Portfolio

One Sashiko Jacket. It is rather easy to talk about one Sashiko Jacket. However, each Jacket takes so many weeks ...
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Sashiko Webinar

Sashiko Webinar Series | Learn what Sashiko is for us

More than 700 SNS Posts and 140 Full-Length Sashiko Story on Patreon. I still have a lot more to share ...
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Sashiko in Other Languages

Sashiko in Other Languages besides JP and ENG

I receive many requests and offer to tranlate our Sashiko Stories to other languages besides Japanese and English. Yes, it ...
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QuiltCon 2022 Sashiko Workshops

QuiltCon 2022 Sashiko Workshops

It is my sincere pleasure to announce that I will be teaching again in the QuiltCon as a faculty. QuiltCon ...
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Sashiko Class 2021 to 2022 to share what Sashiko is

Sashiko became a well-known word in English for those who enjoy hand-sewing and crafting with textiles. I am happy that ...
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Japan Tour visiting Sashiko actually exist.

In an ordinary village in Japan, Sashiko (or something similar) existed. It is about the past. Many Sashiko Stories seem ...
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Sashiko Tour Japan Spring 2022 | with Tanpopo Journey

Are you interested in Sashiko & sightseeing in Japan? If so, the Sashiko Tour Japan Spring 2022 with Tampopo Journey ...
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Sashiko Japan Tour 2022

Sashiko Japan Tour in 2022 with Atsushi

It is my sincere pleasure to share the plan of Sashiko Japan Tour in 2022. I cannot believe I have ...
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Sashiko Customer Support

Sashiko Customer Support | Thank you for your support

It is my sincere hope to support our customers who purchase Sashiko supplies & tools from us. This is a ...
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Online Sashiko Class 2021 Update

Online Sashiko Class 2021 Update

It has been almost 2 years since I had started offering the Online Sashiko Class. It has been a great ...
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Sashiko Copyright

Sashiko Copyright Policy on our Stories & photos

As Sashiko gets popular, I receive many kinds of questions & requests. Please check this article for Sashiko Copyright on ...
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Sashiko Talk to share the unedited voice of Our Sashiko

It is my sincere wish to share as many stories as possible in sharing the Sashiko we practice. The Youtube ...
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Sashiko Story

Sashiko Story to share what Sashiko is for us.

Sashiko became very popular in a variety of interpretation. I am happy that many people are interested in Sashiko. However, ...
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Sashiko make knots or No Knots

Does Sashiko make knots or No Knots?

One of the frequent questions I receive is about “Knots” at the beginning & ending of Sashiko stitching. "Does Sashiko ...
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Update of Our Sashiko January 2021

Happy New Year! I know it is a late greeting on January 18th. I apologize for slow update on this ...
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Shipping Annoucement over Holidays 2020

Shipping Annoucement over Holidays 2020 ~2021

Merry Christmas! I hope your holiday season is a bit better in peace, joy, and happiness. I sincerely appreciate supporting ...
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Sashiko Fukubukuro 2021

The year of 2020 became such a strange, difficult, and challenging year. I am happy and relieved to write this ...
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Sashiko Zoom Lecture

Sashiko Zoom Lecture | to communicate about Sashiko

It has been a great fun to share the Sashiko we practice on Youtube in form of "Sashiko Live Streaming" ...
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Sashiko Supply Recommendation

A list of Sashiko Supply Recommendation

Sashiko is simple form of hand-stitching developed in Japan. I believe anyone can learn it and practice it with great ...
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Asanoha Sashiko Pillow

Asanoha Sashiko Pillow | Sustainable Sashiko Project

My goal is to share the Sashiko that the Japanese have been practicing. This website, Upcycle Stitches, exist to achive ...
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How to Avoid Tangling Sashiko Thread

How to avoid Tangling Sashiko Thread

The "Sashiko Thread (we recommend)" is specifically designed for the Sashiko stitching. Therefore, a skein of thread may get tangled ...
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Unshin Sashiko Stitching

4 Reasons of Learning Unshin Sashiko Stitching

There is no such a thing as Right or Wrong in Sashiko. However, it doesn't mean there is no "form" ...
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Online Sashiko Gathering | The core of Sashiko

I often wonder what Sashiko was for the Japanese in 17th or 18th century. A few hundred years later, I ...
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Natural Dye Sashiko Thread 2020

Natural Dye Sashiko Thread 2020 Update

We sincerely appreciate your understanding & interest in our Natural Dye Sashiko Thread. It has been a great pleasure to ...
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Eco Sashiko Package

Care and Eco Sashiko Packages for your order.

I am a big believer of the power of hands. It may sound strange, but I believe I can make ...
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Sashiko Review

Your Sashiko Review help us in many ways.

We sincerely appreciate you choosing Upcycle Stitches as your Sashiko supplier. It is our pleasure to share what we are ...
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Atsushi’s Sashiko Preference as a Sashiko Artisan

I have several social media to share the Sashiko we have been practicing. Each social media has a theme & ...
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Reasons why we have several Sashiko

Reasons why we have several Sashiko Storefront.

Upcycle Stitches & Sashi.Co are both online based business / a group of Sashiko artisans. We offer an option to ...
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Sashiko Thread Update 2020

Sashiko Thread Update 2020 | The best for Sashiko

One of the most frequent question I receive is about the thread. "Do we have to use the specific thread ...
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Sashiko FaceMask Kit

Sashiko FaceMask Kit | Make it by yourself

I introduced some of Sashiko Stitched Facemask on Instagram. I appreciate many admiration on comments. At the same time, I ...
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Sashiko Order in Covid-19

Shipping Update | Sashiko Order in Covid-19 pandemic

The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused many countries to take necessary measures in global/international shipping. We, as Upcycle Stitches, are ...
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Sashiko in COVID-10 Crisis

What I can do for Sashiko in COVID-19 Crisis

It is quite sad, frustrated, and scary to experience the pandemic in today's society. Following the necessary precautions such as ...
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Handmade Mask Pattern

Handmade Mask Pattern | From Sashiko Artisan

It is so unfortunate and sad that we have to go through the crisis of COVID-19. We can beat this ...
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Stay home and Sashiko | Sashiko Online Class Special

As much as it is scary, frustrating, and sad to experience the pandemic of COVID-19, I support the Federal/State government ...
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What is Boro

What is BORO | Story from Fabrics in Japan

In a process of teaching the Sashiko we have been practicing for a long time, I often receive a question ...
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QuiltCon 2020 Report and Sashiko Mastery Class

It was a delightful experience to be part of QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, Texas. QuiltCon is such an amazing event ...
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Sashiko Workshop at Loop of the Loom Spring 2020

It is an honor to come back to the beautiful Saori Weaving Studio in NYC, Loop of the Loom, for ...
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Sashiko Workshop Schedule 2020

As I had announced in 2019, I plan to focus on my creative activities (Sashiko stitching) in 2020. Therefore, I ...
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Sashiko Fukubukuro

Sashiko Fukubukuro (福袋)

Fukubukuro (福袋) is an interesting Japanese custom to celebrate the new year with hoping for the wealth of the year ...
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QuiltCon 2020 Sashiko Workshop

QuiltCon 2020 Sashiko Workshop | Sashiko Mastery

This is a notice blog article for the participants of the QuiltCon 2020 Sashiko Workshop in Austin, Texas on 21st ...
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Japanese Sashiko

Japanese Sashiko | Reason of Re-defining

Recently, I took an action of re-defining Japanese Sashiko by creating the new website (https://www.japanesesashiko.com/) as well as Facebook Group ...
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Sashiko Store Nightmare | a missing package Log

It has been almost 3 years since we have started the Online Store. Thanks to many understanding customers, we have ...
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Sashiko Creation Year | Toward 2020

It has been almost 3 years since the day I had offered the first Sashiko workshop in the United States ...
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Sashiko Class in Japan

Sashiko Class in Japan | Visiting us to Japan

In 2019, we start getting many inquiries about the Sashiko Class in Japan. We only offer a Sashiko Class in ...
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How to handle Natural Dye Thread & fabric

The soft color from the natural dyes is significantly different from the vivid color with chemical dyes. We enjoy the ...
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Sashiko Workshop in Gladstone NJ

Sashiko Workshop in Gladstone NJ | October 19th, 2019

Another great opportunity to learn Sashiko Stitching from Atsushi Futatsuya. We are offering the Sashiko Workshop in Gladstone NJ. In ...
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Types of Sashiko Workshops

Quick Update | Types of Sashiko Workshops by Atsushi

I received a question about types of Sashiko Workshops. With receiving so many requests, we limited the types of Sashiko ...
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Purl Soho Sashiko Workshop Fall 2019

It is my pleasure to announce that I will be coming back to Purl Soho. A happy announcement of Purl ...
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Sashiko Patreon

Sashiko Patreon | Be Patron for our Sashiko

I have been sharing a lot of Sashiko stories (history, traditions, culture, and wisdom of Sashiko) on Instagram and Facebook ...
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Sashiko Contribution

Sashiko Contribution | when you need Atsushi to write

In 2019, I experienced the steep increase of inquiries asking me to write my insight, opinion, or understanding of Sashiko ...
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High Context Sashiko Culture | Enjoy in between

Cultural Appropriation can be very hurtful when it is done intentionally. Although it is not less painful to see the ...
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KimOhNo Cover Sashiko

KimOhNo | Your Care will protect the Japanese Kimono

I feel anxious. The fear of someone overwriting the word we sincerely value is beyond the words. Kim Kardashian, a ...
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Authentic Boro Cover

Authentic Boro ? |What defines Authenticity in Boro

The word "Boro" in textile gets its popularity day by day. Boro means a piece of rag (torn fabric) with ...
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Zokin

Zokin (雑巾) | Japanese cleaning cloth

Have you heard the term "Zokin" in your Sashiko research? I have found several discussion about Zokin online and surprised ...
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Keiko Visits Otsuchi Sashiko

Keiko visits Otsuchi Sashiko.1

Keiko (from Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya) visited Otsuchi to share the workshop with members of Otsuchi Recover Sashiko Project on ...
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Good Japanese Vintage Fabric for Boro

The word "Boro (襤褸)" is a Japanese word for a piece of rag. However, the word itself may be more ...
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Cultural Appropriation in Sashiko

The recent discussion about Sashiko started on FB group following in Instagram & our FB group taught me a variety ...
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Workshop at Loop of the Loom | Soul of Sashiko

It is an honor to announce the Sashiko Workshop (Core & Basic) collaborating with a beloved SAORI weaving studio in ...
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100 of Sashiko Denim Jeans Journey

One Denim Jeans with Sashiko stitching completing within 4 days. A story from my dear friend, Dag Force, motivated me ...
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Mindful Reading – Follow up of Why Do you Call it Sashiko.

Thank you for all of the comments for the previous post, "Why Do you Call it Sashiko?". I learned a ...
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Why Do You call it Sashiko?

Thank you very much for reading our website & Instagram (FB) posts. I really would like to ask for your ...
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Sashiko Practice Kit 2019 Cover

Sashiko Practice Kit 2019

It is our pleasure to announce the new release of "Sashiko Practice Kit 2019" as a set of "everything you ...
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Sashiko Instruction Cover

Sashiko Instruction | Learn the best strategy

Unlike the other major Sashiko companies, we do not offer many "Sashiko Kits" for customers. We know that there is ...
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Sashiko Thread Spring 2019 Cover

Sashiko Thread Spring 2019 | Update

I used to stick to only one type of Sashiko Thread. After opening the online store in the USA, I ...
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Sashiko Workshop Availability Update 2019

Thank you for reaching out to us for the information about Sashiko Workshop in 2019. To be honest, I wasn't ...
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Sashiko Workshop in Japan

Sashiko Workshop in Japan

We appreciate the interest in our Sashiko Workshop opportunity in Japan. As of 2019, we only offer the Sashiko/Boro Workshop ...
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I am just a man who is good at Sashiko

Every time I meet new people, I am surprised how much others appreciate what I do - Sashiko. Some respect ...
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Sashiko Boro Knots Cover

Sashiko Boro Knots and more | Follow-up Video

I summarized the wisdom of "Sashiko Overlay stitching (not making knots in Sashiko)" in the previous blog post. I tried ...
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Sashiko without making knots |Reasons of why

It is one of the frequently asked questions regarding the Sashiko we practice; Sashiko without making knots. We usually (traditionally) ...
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Indigo Dye Sashiko Thread 2019 Cover

Indigo Dye Sashiko Thread 2019 | Murazome

The Sashiko threads dyed by Keiko with Natural Dyes are one of our popular supply. We proudly offer the Indigo ...
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Sashiko Itokiri Cover

Sashiko Itokiri |A process after Sashiko stitching

In the Sashiko we practice, we sometimes use the both side of fabric as the finished side (both sides finished ...
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Sashiko Needle Eye

Sashiko Needle Eye | Reason of the best needle

A good needle for Sashiko can make a significant difference in Sashiko stitching. One of the factors we need to ...
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Sashiko Workshop April 2019 in NYC

I am happy to announce that we finalize the Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Core & Basic) opportunity in this coming Spring ...
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Continuous Sashiko Learning

Continuous Sashiko Learning Opportunity

This is follow-up information for the former participants of Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Core and Basic) provided by Atsushi. If you ...
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Sashiko Online Class | Anywhere Anytime.

Finally. I am very happy to start offering the Sashiko Online Class via On-Deman videos on our Vimeo page. In ...
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More Caring Society

To more Caring Society | therefore Sashiko

This article is more like my (Atsushi's) personal note - may be unrelated to Sashiko. However, I wanted to share ...
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Support Sustainable Sashiko Community | with you

After the article (and Instagram post) with honest feeling, I received many kind words that I can be just who ...
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Japanese manner when contact

Japanese manner when contact Atsushi about Sashiko

Our goal is to share the Sashiko we enjoy & love. It is our pleasure to receive a feedback and ...
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Learning Sashiko

What means by Learning Sashiko

"Sashiko & Boro is getting so popular, especially in Western Textile Culture." The numbers of questions I receive tripled in ...
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Sashiko Frequently Asked Questions

Since I started introducing Sashiko online (here and Youtube)in 2017, I have been receiving many questions. As a group of ...
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Sashiko Shopping Experience Cover

Sashiko Shopping Experience by Keiko & Atsushi

It is our goal to provide "everything" you need to enjoy Japanese Sashiko. We are still a group of Keiko ...
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Sashiko Challenge Jacket – Connecting Artisans

Sashiko existed in ordinary days of the ordinary Japanese people, hundreds of years ago when Japan was still isolated from ...
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Purl Soho Sashiko Workshop 2019

It is an honor to announce that I will be teaching Sashiko at Purl Soho Sashiko Workshop 2019. When I ...
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Sashiko Thread Thickness Comparison Cover

Sashiko Thread Thickness Comparison

Choosing the appropriate Sashiko thread for your Sashiko project is one of the most important factors to have beautiful & ...
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Wearable Fine Art | Keiko’s Sashiko

They are stunning beautiful. I will site the client's word: it is a pleasure to have Wearable Fine Art. All ...
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Sashiko Workshop Schedule 2019

Sashiko Workshop Schedule 2019

Thanks to many participants who shared their great time with us in Sashiko workshops, the Sashiko workshop by Atsushi Futatsuya ...
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Sashiko Fukubukuro 2019 with fortune in it.

The Japanese have an interesting custom to celebrate the new year with purchasing "lucky-bag" so-called Fukubukuro (A bag filled with ...
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Is Sashiko Art? | The origin of Sashiko as Folk Art

Well. This can be a bit surprising for some of you. When I question myself, "Is Sashiko Art?", the answer ...
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Sashiko Live Streaming | As is work of Atsushi

One of the significant change for Atsushi in 2018 is the Sashiko Live Streaming on Instagram and Youtube. In 2017, we started broadcasting ...
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Sashiko Packaging Philosophy and Gift Wrapping

Sashiko's core concept is Japanese philosophy of "Mottainai - too good to waste." Since I am in the culture of ...
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Sashiko Holiday Deal 2018 | Ichigo Ichie

One of the most significant paradigm shift that Sashi.C0 & Keiko Futatsuya had was the redefinition of the value of ...
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The first Sashiko Pop Up | 75 Collective

It was such a blast to be part of the Holiday Pop-Up event, 75 Collective, in TriBeca. We sincerely appreciate ...
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Sashiko SlideShow Cover

Sashiko Slideshow | Preview of what we do.

Thanks to my friends, I may be able to have a booth at the pop-up event, 75 COLLECTIVE, for December ...
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Basic Sashiko Denim Mending Cover

Basic Sashiko Denim Mending | Quick Patching

One of the reasons that the word of Sashiko gets spread is a slow-fashion movement with Denim Jeans Mending. I ...
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Sashiko Jacket 2018 SJ Cover

Back Order Sashiko Jacket 2018 SJ

We. as Sashi,Co & Keiko Futatsuya as well as Upcycle Stitches, make several Sashiko Jackets (or Sashiko Coats) per year ...
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Sashiko with Keiko Futatsuya

It was such a wonderful 10 days enjoying Sashiko with Keiko Futatsuya. She had traveled from Japan between November 14th ...
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75 COLLECTIVE x Sashiko Workshop

It is my honor to be a part of the great event in December, in TriBeCa area organized by my ...
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Enjoy Sashiko in Happy Holidays

Enjoy Sashiko in Happy Holidays

Leaves on trees get colored then fall down. We expect the snow soon and we kind of stay inside more ...
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Sashiko Mending Tutorials

Sashiko Mending Tutorials | Upcycle and Repurpose

This is a summary of Sashiko Mending Tutorials collaborating to Sashiko techniques that I occasionally practice on my Sashiko Mending ...
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Top 5 Sashiko Tips | Common Misunderstanding

Sashiko is a form of simple hand stitching developed in Japan. It is relatively easy to start, and we can ...
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Why Sashiko Thread | Compare to the other

In the Instagram Sashiko Live-Streaming (in Japanese), we had a great talk about the reasons to use Sashiko thread instead ...
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Sashiko Stocklist | Shops with Respect to Sashiko

It is one of the biggest pleasure in life to share the similar value. We are happy to introduce some ...
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Sashiko THread for Denim Mending

Sashiko Thread for Denim Mending

I learned that many people come across the word "Sashiko" throughout searching for the mending technique. It isn't quite popular ...
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Sashiko Class | What you can learn from us

Sashiko is a form of very simple hand-stitching. We believe that anyone can practice, enjoy and even master Sashiko stitching ...
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Hitomezashi Sashiko Workshop

Sashiko is a very simple form of hand stitching. Therefore, the Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Core & Basic) covers most of ...
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Eileen Fisher x Sashiko Workshop Making Space

Eileen Fisher x Sashiko Workshop | Making Space

We are very excited to announce that Atsushi will offer the Sashiko Stitching Workshop at the "Making Space", which is ...
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Japan Society NYC x Sashiko Workshop

Japan Society NYC x Sashiko Workshop | follow Up

Thank you very much for being a part of a great evening, Japan Society NYC x Sashiko Workshop by Atsushi ...
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Sashiko Updates Fall 2018

Sashiko Updates Fall 2018 | New Project & Workshops

I cannot believe it is almost the end of September already. It has been quite eventful early autumn for us. Here ...
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Sashiko Follow Up | For Sashiko Workshop Graduates

In 2018, I offer Sashiko Workshops in different locations by collaborating with honorable organizations and groups of beautiful people. If ...
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Support Sashiko | Not only technique but Mindset

Sashiko is a form of simple stitching developed in Japan. The technique itself is pretty simple. Sashiko become popular because ...
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Sashiko Asanoha Fukin | How to Sashiko in Order

Sashiko Fukin (刺し子ふきん)is one of the most popular Sashiko items in Japan. Fukin means a sampler or a dish-cloth. The ...
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Sashiko Workshops September 2018

Sashiko Workshops September 2018 |Quick Update

I had the month of August as a "Workshop Free month" to focus on my Sashiko Projects. It was a ...
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Difference Sashiko and Boro

Difference Sashiko and Boro | Sashiko Story Vol 2

I am happy to continue this journey of making the Video Log with Sashiko Stories. Here is Sashiko Video Log Story ...
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Sashiko Video Log Story Vol 1

Sashiko Video Log Story Vol 1 | What is Sashiko

I am happy to start the Video Log with Sashiko Stories. I write many articles on this website, but it ...
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Sashiko Alumni Interview Caroline | Sashiko on Ordinary Cloth

We are very happy to introduce Caroline, an amazing Sashiko (and more) artist working with ordinary fashion and creative Sashiko ...
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Sashiko Alumni Interviews

Sashiko Alumni Interviews | Great Sashiko from our Alumni

It has been almost 2 years since I had offered the first Sashiko Workshop in NYC. It is my pleasure ...
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Sashiko Workshop July 2018

After-Workshop Celebration | Sashiko Workshop July 2018

It was another great weekend in NYC with Sashiko Workshop July 2018. Smiles, excitement, and good feedbacks always encourage me ...
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Sashiko Thread 2018 Summer Maru

Sashiko Thread 2018 Summer | Quick Update of Sashiko Thread

Happy Summer! Here is a quick update of our availability of Sashiko Thread 2018 Summer. We have added several new ...
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Hitomezashi Sashiko

Hitomezashi Sashiko | What is the difference?

As of 2018, I mainly offer 2 kinds of workshops. One is Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Basic & Core) to share ...
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Sashiko Running Stitch

Why our Workshop to learn Sashiko Running Stitch?

Another great opportunity to learn Sashiko in Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Core & Basic) is coming up within 3 weeks. I ...
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Stitched Sashiko and Woven Sashiko

Stitched Sashiko and Woven Sashiko in History

I received a question regarding "Aikido Gi (合気道着 = Uniform for Martial Art called Aikido)" with Sashiko. The famous fashion ...
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Sashiko Japanese National Soccer Uniform

Sashiko Japanese National Soccer Uniform

A few hours to the second soccer match of the Japanese National Soccer Team. Do you know, in the World ...
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Muban Sashiko Thread

Muban Sashiko Thread | Once in a life-time Color

This is a story how we come up with the offer of No-numbered, Muban Sashiko Thread, to provide the color ...
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Indigo Dye Sashiko Thread variegated

About our Indigo Dye Sashiko Thread

”What kind of Indigo Dye do you practice on the Indigo Dye Sashiko Thread?” We received the question above on ...
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Some Production and Some Consumption

Some Production and Some Consumption

I am merely a Sashiko practitioner who enjoys stitching. Neither did I start introducing Sashiko to advocate the current social issues, ...
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Sashiko Swatches Collection 5th | #50 Boro Inspired

Here is our 5th Collection of Sashiko Swatches for sale. Memorable #50 are so-called "Boro Inspired" Sashiko stitched Fabric. They ...
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Sashiko Guide | List of Information Here

Thank you for visiting Upcycle Stitches Website. We have been adding more blog posts to enrich the contents of Sashiko ...
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Online Sashiko Workshop

Online Sashiko Workshop | Learn wherever you are

[Update for Online Sashiko Learning Opportunity] Sashiko Online Class | Anywhere Anytime. After receiving so many emails regarding the Online ...
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Pastel Color Sashiko Thread

Pastel Color Sashiko Thread | Unique Color Available

Look at these unique Pastel Color Sashiko Thread! We have been very happy with our Sashiko Collection; 15 Mono Colored and ...
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Kogin Sashiko

Kogin Sashiko | Another Ramification of Sashiko

Sashiko is a broad term for needleworks developed in Japan. Kogin Sashiko (SashiKogin) is one of the well-known ramifications of ...
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Sashiko Analogy

Sashiko Analogy | For Understanding of Sashiko

"What is Sashiko exactly?" This is probably the question in your mind. A question of "Am I doing correctly?" would ...
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Kakishibu Dyed Thread | Hand Dyed with Persimmon

5/15 Update for Kakishibu Dyed Thread Ever since we first introduced the Kakishibu Dyed Thread in summer 2018, we have ...
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Otsuchi Recovery Sashiko Project

It has been almost 7 years since I had encountered this beautiful project: Otsuchi Recovery Sashiko  Project. I sometimes refer ...
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Sashiko Exhibition Report

Sashiko Exhibition Report | May 8th to 12th in 2018

We have been enjoying to have many visitors to our very first Sashiko Exhibition in Tokyo 2018. Keiko, the Sashiko ...
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Judging Your Sashiko

No more Judging Your Sashiko | Atsushi’s Message

I believe you have come to our website to look for the Sashiko Information. The Sashiko information you would like ...
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Sashiko Exhibition Tokyo 2018

Sashiko Exhibition Tokyo 2018 | In Kugayama, Japan

We are happy to announce the Sashiko Exhibition Tokyo 2018 with Keiko Futatsuya (Sashi.Co) and Otsuchi Sashiko Project. This is ...
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Boro Inspired Sashiko Patchwork Workshop Happy

Boro Inspired Sashiko Patchwork Workshop | May 3rd

May 3rd, 2018. This day became another great milestone on our Sashiko Journey, to learn what we can provide throughout our ...
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Shop Sashiko Thread

Shop Sashiko Thread | Get the best for Sashiko

Are you looking for Sashiko Thread? You got to the perfect place to Shop Sashiko Thread. We offer a variety ...
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Correct Sashiko Wrong Sashiko

Correct Sashiko Wrong Sashiko

Are you seeking for "Correct" Sashiko? It is one of the most popular questions on this website. Is my Sashiko ...
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After Sashiko Workshop Spring 2018

After Sashiko Workshop Spring 2018 | Follow Ups

It was such a nice weekend in Tribeca, NYC, with wonderful participants to the Sashiko Workshop. This is a notification ...
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Spring Sashiko Sale 2018

Spring Sashiko Sale 2018 | Only a few days!

Here is a great deal as Spring Sashiko Sale 2018. As you may have noticed, we do not offer much ...
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Why loops in Sashiko Running Stitching

Why loops in Sashiko Running Stitching

I have received many questions in my Youtube Videos when I make loops at the corners I change the direction ...
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Tinted by Nature

Tinted by Nature | Joining an exhibition in Brooklyn

We are honored to be part of the exhibition "Tinted by Nature" curation of naturally dyed Sashiko thread and Sashiko ...
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My Sashiko Story | 1. Care & Respect to others

It is my great honor that you are reading this article from millions of articles about Sashiko. I decided to ...
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A Sashiko Thread Secret | Reward your time

I have been introducing how great our collection of Sashiko Threads are. However, I just realized I haven't explained well ...
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Purple & Blue Natural Sashiko Thread

Another update of our beautiful "hand-dyed" Natural Sashiko Thread. This time, we are offering purple and blue natural Sashiko Thread ...
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Sashiko Workshop Spring 2018

Sashiko Workshop Spring 2018 | Sashiko Stitching!

I am so happy to announce that I offer another Sashiko Workshops in New York City, Manhattan Tribeca Neighboorhood. If ...
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Online Sashiko Class Video Library

Here is a list of Online Sashiko Class Videos (Online Sashiko Class Video Library). In order to participate in the ...
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Private Sashiko Workshop | Bring Sashiko to your group.

Are you interested in Sashiko Workshop and cannot find the appropriate the instructor/expert? Atsushi can offer you and your group ...
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Buy Sashiko Thread Cover

Why you want to Buy Sashiko Thread from us

I have been feeling a boom in Sashiko stitching recently. Especially in 2018, there are more search in terms of ...
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Sashiko Stitching Live Streaming

Sashiko Stitching Live Streaming | Sashi.Co Channel

Atsushi & Keiko Fuatsuya host Sashiko Stitching Live Streaming on Youtube. Atsushi is the main host, and Keiko supervises what ...
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Sashiko Exhibition

Sashiko Exhibition with Otsuchi | The Power of Sashiko

The big earthquake hit Northeast Japan, almost 7 years ago, a cold day in March. In a process of recovering from ...
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Sashiko Kasane

Sashiko Kasane | Wisdom of Overlay Stitches

In regular hand-stitching, people use a knot to hold the thread & stitchings. We usually do not make a knot ...
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Sustainable Sashiko Tutorials

To keep Sustainable Sashiko Tutorials & Database

Since 2017, I have received many questions and requests regarding Sashiko technique and workshops from all over the world. As ...
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Sashiko Cushion Cover Collection 2018

Upcycle Stitches LLC and Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya are happy to announce the release of new Sashiko item collection. We ...
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Importance of ordinary day | Mindful Sashiko

It has been a long time since my last post, which was about Sashiko Workshop Weekend in NYC. It means ...
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For Sashiko Workshop Graduates | Follow up

I always get encouraged by all of your voices (feedbacks & reviews) for my Sashiko Workshop. For those who are ...
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Sashiko and Boro | Translation from Sashi.Co Article

*This is a translation article from Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya about Sashiko and Boro. Boro and Sashiko in English We ...
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Sashiko Rules Asanoha Pattern

Sashiko Rules | Right & Wrong in Sashiko Stitching?

One of the frequent questions I receive when I actually show my Sashiko stitching is that I am not following ...
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Happy Sashiko New Year

A Happy Sashiko New Year of 2018 | Sashiko Updates

A Happy New Year! I hope 2018 will be another Happy Sashiko New Year for you. We started the business ...
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Sashiko Thread Sample Photo

Sashiko Thread Sample Booklet | All Natural Dye

Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya has been producing the Natural Dye Sashiko Thread for almost 3 years. We receive many positive reviews, ...
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Sashiko Workshop Basic

Sashiko Workshop Basic & Core in January 2018

I am happy to announce that I can offer another opportunity for Sashiko Workshop Basic & Core on January 13th ...
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Japanese Traditional Boro

Japanese Traditional Boro | We Revive them

"Boro (襤褸)" means a piece of ragged cloth in Japanese. Recently, with spreading a word & culture of "Boro" spreading ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Sashiko Denim Mending Live Streaming

Online Live Streaming sounded a bit overwhelming to me. I thought I would need a list of good equipment and streaming ...
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Sashiko Denim Repair Service and Fee

I am so pleased to receive many compliments to my jeans after performing the Sashiko Denim Repair. Although I started ...
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Sashiko Mending Gathering | Upcycle What you Love

The Sashiko mending workshop I had offered in past was a great success. I have received great numbers of positive ...
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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 the Sashiko project. "Which is better, ...
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Sashiko Stitched Fabric Discount 3

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 1

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 5

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 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 enjoyable/informative workshops in Japan ...
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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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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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Sashiko White Thread Comparison 1

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 2

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 1

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 1

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 1

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 3

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 1

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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First Indigo Dyed Sashiko Thread 1

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 an official distributors of Coron Sashiko Thread in the United States. Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya has ...
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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 Artisan & Curator

Hello. My name is Atsushi Futatsuya. In the USA, I often introduce myself "Azu" as my nickname. It is an ...
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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

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 Artisan in Japan, visited an unbelievable place regarding a hidden Sashiko/Boro culture - Tokiyama Sashiko (時山さしこ) ...
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Sashiko Jackets Collection Keiko Futatsuya

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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Sashiko Rules Boro

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

How to Start Sashiko | A tutorial from Sashiko Artisans

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 | which to buy for Sashiko?

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 Artisan

As a Sashiko artisan, 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

Sashiko Workshop Location and Availability

In order to learn Sashiko stitching with our method, participating in our Sashiko workshop is the best & easiest way ...
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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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Speech at FIT 2

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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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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