April 04, 2021 at 01:00PM

Stitches carry a lot of memories. We sometimes call it “spirit”, “feelings”, or even “identity”. I believe it is the same for many people, including you. You may have something associated with your memory & identity made by hands. Interestingly, what I had received had a name “Sashiko”, and it became the “trend” with filtering to their convenience. So, I am not overreacting to protect it. I used to minimize my feelings, but not any longer.

By asking for quick answers & definitions, they need to simplify the matter. When they share the same “common sense” to the original culture, this simplification won’t be a big problem – because we mutually understand the long list of definitions to define the word. Please do not simplify someone’s culture with a lot of memories… and more importantly, with spirits. It can be degrading as you can imagine yourself in the same shoe with different topics.

Sashiko carries the memories. I am asking many Japanese artisans to help me to make the “identities” visual. All stitch the same pattern with the same posture, yet they are all different. However, they are similar enough to be the “one”. I will introduce the power of hand-stitching (First on Patreon).

4月15日の高山祭りの前に桜が咲くのは珍しくて。それでも、その珍しい桜に間に合わせるかのように、一つの作品ができあがってきました。桃色の麻の葉柄を中心としたジャケット……なのに、なぜか桜を感じさせる作品。運針会でご縁を頂いた、18名の刺し子を楽しむ皆様にご協力頂いて、恵子さんの全精力を注ぎ込んで一つの作品となりました。

18名の方々の日常を乗せた針目。日常を切り取らせて頂いた刺し子。一枚ずつの写真だと違いを楽しむことができ、こうして一つの作品とすると一体感が出る。刺し子の奥深さを感じる作品です。ブログにまとめています。その際に全体像を紹介できたら。コロナ禍が収まったら、どこかで展示会ができますように。

#Sashiko #Asanoha #Sakura #JapaneseSashiko #SashikoJacket #Handmade #Unshin #NoragiJacket #刺し子 #運針会 #桜


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