January 22, 2024 at 02:03PM

One of my core messages I want to deliver is the importance of acknowledging the “Upstream”. Intangible items such as Wisdom & Knowledge are difficult to “protect”. Or, as they are public domain, it is even silly to think of “protecting” them. However, it is an absolute fact that these “wisdom” and “knowledge” come from somewhere, and ignoring where they come from can hurt the stream itself. As Sashiko becomes very popular, I see so many people using a palm thimble (either metal, leather, or fabric) & using the middle finger instead of the index finder. If it is because of my videos or teaching starting 2016, I am happy as it was my intention to make it to the “Public”. I knew it would be copied. Many advised me not to, but I couldn’t stand the “Sashiko” introduced without the thimble we use & form we have developed over years. Unfortunately, some of them who share their stitching form (with thimble & middle finger, probably without core & essence, though) do not mention where they learned from. Without them referring, the upstream will be buried by others who intend to increase the water amount to their own stream.

At the same time, I am willing to learn if there are other cultures with similar forms. I have a favor. If you know anyone stitching with the same/similar form as ours BEFORE 2016, please let me know. If you know anyone who shares their stitching with the same/similar form, please ask them where they learned from. I DO NOT ask for any monetary compensation or legal right as I am the one who says “Copy It”. All I want is the acknowledgement to the upstream.





運針会の開催を確定させました。2月13日、日本時間の朝9時から4時間弱の予定でZoom越しに運針会を開催します。ある地方の刺し子の運針の型と、型の理由にもなる考え方等をご紹介して、「運針ができるようになる」ことを目的としています。重ねや糸こき等の刺し子の基本もカバーします。

今年から、これまで曖昧にしてきた「昔の運針」をしっかりと確認しようと思っています。ここ数年、「中指と皿付き指ぬき」の刺し子動画がそこら中にあって、そのほとんどが「どこから学んだか」を記していないものです。この運針が私達だけのものだと言うつもりもないし、私の動画や配信から学んだとしても何かを権利的なものを要求するつもりは一切ありません。ただ、「その運針見たことないよ!教えて!」というところから運針会が始まっているのもあって、「どこからきたか」は曖昧にしたくないのです。ちなみに2016年以前からこの運針をされている方は、是非お話を聞かせてください。遡るときっと新たな発見もあると思うので。

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