May 15, 2021 at 04:22PM

The feedback, “It is fortunate to take your class”, is the best reward I can get in the workshop. I teach stitching, but I ask not to stitch. I teach how to speed up their stitching, but I ask them to slow down. One result of Sashiko is being mindful, but I ask “not” to be mindful (I am neither asking them to be uncareful). It may sound like a Zen Dialogue, but it is in fact very practical teaching. Once we practice it, this nonsense dialogue starts having the meaning. I find it interesting & it is an honor to be able to share that.

The first day, the first hour, when they see my demonstration, the reaction is “What the…” and I see their worrisome & confused faces. The 3rd day, I could see their faces with, “yes, I can do it now”. In the Online Class I offer, the moment happens in Live Session (where I meet). The Sashiko I share may be a bit different from others. However, since it is all comprehensive in my life, all of the steps have “meaning” and “stories”. If you want to have even stitches, try not to make even stitches. Please learn from us if you would like to know what it means & how you get there. I really appreciate the new Sashik friends who came over to FL to learn from me. See you soon!

16ヶ月ぶりのワークショップ。無事完遂することができました。ほんとに疲れた……。生徒さんも最終日疲れが見えるほどの内容量。でも、やっぱり楽しかったです。デザインではなく運針が先。運針の速さを上げる為に会えて一度遅く針を進める。この禅問答のようなワークショップは、最初は微妙な拒否反応があるのですが、時間を重ねるごとに理解が深まり笑顔が出るようになり、最後は笑って締めくくれるようになりました。経験……ですね。毎回のワークショップに真剣に立ち向かうことで、少しずつですが上達できているような気がします。次回までは間が空きます。しっかり準備しようと思います。

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