February 20, 2024 at 08:03AM

Getting Ready for #QuiltCon2024 starting tomorrow! I feel so grateful for the opportunity to share the Sashiko we have been practicing. After all, no matter how loud or quiet our voice is, it is up to whether they are willing to listen or not. For me, therefore, knowing “Who is listening to our Story” is more important than mere “numbers”. In-Person Workshop, Lecture, and Online Class (Live Sessions) are the opportunities for me to get to know who are willing to listen to. Say hello to me when you find the Sashiko Denim like this (I may/will be extremely nervous on Thursday & Friday for Workshops & Lecture, so my face may not be pleasant – Saturday, I will be hopping around).

I have been sharing a Story about Sashiko (almost) everyday for the last 4 years or so. Never copied & pasted from my previous post. No AI writing generator. Everytime, I write from scratch. One significance is that I am doing so in my second language. I had never been out of Japan until the age of 19 – and many other Sashiko Artisans have never been/seen out of Japan. Their Sashiko started & concluded within Japan – and they aren’t really introduced due to the language difference. To be honest, in my feeling, their stories do not need to be introduced outside of Japan as it is completed within. However, or therefore, I feel the importance of delivering the “Stories” cultivated in Japan, by Japanese Sashiko Artisans.

I appreciate you being here to listen to. Unfortunately, those who I really need to deliver the messages are not ready to listen to me, yet one day, I hope my voice will be loud enough to be heard.

明日から #キルトコン に行ってきます!散々迷ったのですが、今年は車で片道8時間弱かけての旅です。(だって飛行機でも乗り継ぎとかすると同じくらいかかるので…)。今年こそは写真を沢山撮れると良いなぁと思いつつ、あまり期待はしないで頂けたら幸いです(笑)国際便もガンガン飛ぶようになってきているし、日本から #QuiltCon に参加される方もいらっしゃるのでしょうか?もしこのデニムみたいなのを着てるアジア人がいたら、ほぼ私だと思うので声をかけて頂けると嬉しいです。


#Sashiko #刺し子 #SashikoDenim


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