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 “Washing Hands”, “Staying at Home”, and “Keeping Social Distance” are what we can do to contribute to the settle down. Please be careful, mindful, and attentive. Your choice can better off the society. While I am staying in the house with my family more than ever, I also wonder what I can do for Sashiko in COVID-19 crisis. Sashiko itself is not essential to survive. However, I believe Sashiko (and other hand-crafting & art) will be very essential in a long term. First things first. Please take care of your fundamental needs. After we secure the basic needs of food, shelter, finance & safety, we as human beings would need a practice like Sashiko. In fact, I receive many feedback that my friends can go through the stressful quarantine thanks to the hand-stitching & Sashiko. More than ever, Sashiko may be essential for us. It is my commitment to pass down the culture of Sashiko. Here is what I can do for Sashiko in COVID-19 Crisis.


This article summarize our Sashiko offers/deals during the pandemic outbreak. For the quick reference, please check the list below. For the detail, please scroll down.

  • Learn Sashiko Online with Special Store Credit (Up to $110.00).
  • Refresh your Sashiko Learning (for free) *
  • Special Sashiko Bag with Thread & Fabric *
  • Zoom Sashiko Gathering *
  • Reminder of Shipping Free Coupon (+$75.00 order)

*This article is a summary of Newsletter on 3/26

*This (*) mark requires the prerequisite of Sashiko Workshop/Online Class.


Sashiko in COVID-19 Crisis

Sashiko does not require any social interaction. As I have been keep saying, Sashiko can be quite “lonely” (although I do not want you to feel lonely all the time. You may feel lonely, but I will always support the Sashiko journey of my friends). For that matter, Sashiko can be a great activity to practice/learn during this quarantine time. After a careful consideration, I decided to offer the special deals.

Learn Sashiko Online & Get $110.00 of Store Credit

This is the special deal offering $110.00 store credit for anyone who sign-up for the Online Sashiko Class. You can start learning the Sashiko right after the registration (after my email & package arrival). With applying the $110.00 store credit to the special bag I made for the Stay-Home special (which I explain below), it is almost 40% discount in retail values.

I often get the same question. “How can you make stitches so even?” The answer is simple: “Do not try to make them even.” The Online Sashiko Class introduce “how” to do it like Atsushi does in his live streaming. Many gave me the feedback as the “eye-opening” experience and “an opportunity to learn the new technique”. Please consider taking the Sashiko Online Class when you may have some time in your house.

*For the detail, please read the blog article. Some restriction applies for the usage of Store Credit based on your shipping address. The $110.00 credit is available to the previous students who paid full amount for the Online Sashiko Class in 2019/2020 (Not for those who used the discount code.)

Refresh Your Sashiko Learning (for free)

I would like you to continue the Sashiko stitching after your workshop/Online Class experience. To encourage you to enjoy Sashiko stitching in this time, I decided to offer the Online Sashiko Videos (the videos I use for the Online Sashiko Class) for free of charge to anyone who previously took Atsushi’s Sashiko Workshop (more than 3 hours length – title may include “Core & Basic”) in NY, NJ, PA, and TX. (I was preparing it & wondering how much I should ask for…)

If you are interested in refreshing your learning with the online videos, please contact me with email address you registered for the workshop. All of the workshop participants should have received the follow-up email from me after the In-Person workshop with presentation slides. Based on the email address, I will figure out if you have taken the workshop in the past.

  • This offer is eligible to individuals who took the full-length (more than 3 hours) Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Core & Basic). Unfortunately, the workshop with short-version (such as in Japan Society) & other Atsushi’s previous workshops (such as Denim Sashiko & Boro mending workshops I offered before 2018) are not eligible to this offer. This is because I would like to be fair with everyone. Please forgive me this exclusion. The Online Sashiko Class (Videos) covers the same contents as the in-person workshop (Core & Basic).
  • For those who took other workshop offered by Atsushi above (like Sashiko Mending Workshop), I am happy to offer the 40% off coupons. You may choose either the 40% Off coupon or the Stay-Home Special above. If you would like to get the 40% Off, please send me an email with your email address that you had previously participated in any of Atsushi’s Sashiko workshops.
  • Per your request, I will send you the videos & password. Please respect the copyright & please do not share the information with others. It is exclusive for the graduates of Atsushi’s workshop.
  • This offer is free of charge. (Any contribution is appreciated!)
  • I will support your Sashiko learning as much as I can. However, please understand that this is not a lecture. You will watch the videos & you can refresh your memory. Also, please understand that the priority goes to the people who is currently learning the Sashiko Online. This is an offer to refresh your learning!\
  • The same Sashiko Supply kit that you used in the workshop is available for purchase, if you would like to do the same workshop again over the Internet. The pricing is $65.00 + shipping. I will try to make a link, but meanwhile, please contact me if you would like to purchase the kit.

Special Sashiko Bag with Thread & Fabric

It is my hope that you keep stitching after the Online Class with stitching in different project continuously. This is a bag of threads and fabric to keep you busy in Sashiko for several weeks/months. This bag is available for only the Sashiko Workshop/Online Class graduates.


Zoom Sashiko Gathering

As I mentioned above, Sashiko can be quite a lonely work/stitching. However, I always want you to feel that someone is stitching somewhere in the world with sharing the same “Care”. It is my ultimate goal to pass down the Sashiko – to create a community where everyone can feel safe & validated.

I am planning to offer a free Zoom Sashiko Gathering online. In order to be fair with everyone & to allow me to talk about “Anything”, I plan to limit the participants to the graduates of Sashiko Workshop (Core & Basic) & Online Sashiko Class. I apologize for this exclusion in advance. As much as I would like to be inclusive, I also would like to be fair & protective to the current existing group. Thank you for your understanding. Please consider joining the Online Sashiko Class. I believe it will be a good learning experience especially if you would like to continue Sashiko for a long time.

Just a reminder of Shipping Free Coupon on our store

I may add some more miscellaneous offers here and there. However, the main offers for “What I can do for Sashiko in COVID-19 Crisis” is above. I plan to make a mailing list for the “Zoom gathering”, and anyone in the list will get the latest updates for the offers.

Just a reminder. Everyone with the US Shipping address is qualified for the Shipping Free Coupon for the order of $75.00 with the coupon Code: FREEUPCYCLE75+

If your shipping address is outside of the US, please proceed the order & contact me (or write the coupon in the check out page) so I can adjust the shipping fees for your destination (It will be about $3.00 to $8.00 shipping fee adjustment).

Stay Home. Wash Hands. Keep Social Distance. Then, enjoy Sashiko!

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!

 

 

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 inventory. Unlike the early period of this year, we will try out best to keep our products in stocks all the time. Also, I will start some Sashiko Thread Sale Deal & Promotion as a sign of gratitude for finding us from millions of websites.

*Learn about our Sashiko thread here.

Enjoy Early Summer with Yellow Sashiko Thread

For the first sale deal, I chose yellow Sashiko Thread.

The Three colors are available with $1.00 OFF(7% OFF) until the end of June. The deal will end when the stock runs out. As of now, the sales deal is only available on our Amazon web store since I haven’t figure out how to apply these deals on our web store or Etsy store without changing the listing price. Check our Sashiko thread product page here.

 

Sashiko Thread Sale Deal for Summer

 

I love the early summer season. Sunflowers remind me of my father for some reasons, and then I came up with this sale deal idea. I hope you would enjoy Sashiko with beautiful yellow colors.

 

Future Sashiko Thread Sale Deal

White and Indigo Blue Sashiko threads are very popular in our store. Besides these colors, I am thinking of Sashiko Thread Sale Deal in future. The color is a key of art, and of course, the color makes a lot of difference in Sashiko projects. I hope you would have a chance to stock all the color of threads to expand the possibility of your Sashiko project. I hope the deal would help it even a little bit.

 

*Please refer the youtube channel how to store the Sashiko thread in a good shape after you purchase from us.

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 we have some allowance for the inventory, I will provide some Sashiko Thread Bulk Discount. A purchase of our Sashiko threads excluding  (Now including) the Natural-dyed thread throughout this website will be eligible for the discount based on the amount of your order. Please contact me first if bulk discount matches your interest, or simply use the coupon code available below in the rate table.

Without the effective code, the discount will not be applied.

 

Sashiko Thread Bulk Discount Rate

Here is a price table for the bulk discount. If you have question, please make sure to contact me first by mentioning “bulk discount,” and shop throughout the online store by using the discount coupon I issue to you, or available here.

Order of 10 Sashiko Thread Skeins  5% Discount*

Code: MANYTHANKS_5

Order of 20 Sashiko Thread Skeins 10% Discount*

Code: MANYTHANKS_10

Order of 50 Sashiko Thread Skeins 15% Discount*

Code: MANYTHANKS_15

Order of 100 and more Sashiko Thread Skeins  20% Discount*

Code: MANYTHANKS_20

*Depends on the stock, we may make the shipment from Japan. In that case, we cover all the possible shipping fees, custom, and duty.

*No other seasonal coupon may be used with this bulk discount.

*The coupon will deduct the percentage amount from the total price of your order of the Sashiko Thread on our online store.

 

Sashiko Thread Bulk Discount 2

 

A regular skein of our Sashiko thread has the length of 145 meters / 475 feet.

This is long enough to complete a few small Sashiko project. However, if you would like to try Hitomezashi stitching or a larger project such as Sashiko jackets, a few skeins would be great to keep in stock. Although I may promote our products with some seasonal discount on this website, such as Black Friday Deal, I promise that the discount code will not be more than 20%.

 

 

 

Sashiko Thread Wholesale

Upcycle Stitches LLC has not obtained the license for the wholesale business in the U.S. Therefore we do not offer an option to make a wholesale deal besides Sashiko Thread Bulk Discount. However, although we do not offer the wholesale price for now, please contact me if you would like to sell our products in your store and meet the requirement below. I may be able to help you as a curator to make a deal with Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya and other manufacturers in Japan.

Some of the possible agreements are following;

  • Agreement to purchase more than $2,000 of thread and/or products for the initial order. The wholesale rate varies depending on the amount of your purchase history.
  • Own a retail store with a physical store front.

 

I would love to visit your store to discuss not only the financial deal but the support we can provide regarding Sashiko. Please read the article about my plan, the Sashiko Road Trip.

 

This offer only applies to personnel/company who has the address in the US. If you live outside of US, and interested in being a distributor, please contact Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya for more information. We are happy to discuss the detail. For wholesale option in Australia, please contact our representative in Australia.