Are you interested in Sashiko Workshop and cannot find the appropriate the instructor/expert? Atsushi can offer you and your group a customized Private Sashiko Workshop.
I offer a regular series of Sashiko Workshops In Manhattan, TriBeCa Neighboorhood, a few times a year (I no longer offer the periodic workshop in NYC due to Covid-19 pandemic).
At the same time, depending on the condition, I can arrange a private Sashiko workshop for your quilting guild, patchwork community, and friends groups. Since I offer the Private Sashiko Workshop for you and your group, I can customize the contents of the workshop with communication to your needs.
Please contact Atsushi for your needs with expecting the possible fee referring the “Fee Sample” below.
【Update & Announcement in Jan.2022】
Due to the new normal after the Covid-19 pandemic, I am trying to make our offer as simple as possible. We strongly recommend starting the Sashiko with our “Core & Essence” workshop. Please check the latest Fee Sheet to have Atsushi for the Sashiko Workshop instructor. We will make a post about this offer as soon as possible.
【Some of these below may not be available in 2022】
Fee Sample of Private Sashiko Workshop
Base Fee | Standard Rate
Instructor Fee: $120 ~ $180 per hour
Materials Fee: $70.00 per participant
Single Arrangement Fee: $50
If a private Sashiko Workshop is a regular 4 hours length workshop with 6 participants, the total fee will be $950 USD/About $160 per person ($480 for 4 hours + $70 for a material fee to each participant + $50 arrangement fee). Single Arrangement Fee will be waived if I can offer more than 2 regular 4-hours length workshop or a 6~8 hours-length workshop.
The Material fee will be waived or discounted if a participant had purchased our Sashiko Starter Kit and bring it to the workshop.
Please prepare the space for the workshop on your responsibility. Also, I would ask you to cover the necessary expense for traveling and accommodations.
*For driving, the standard mileage rate for the year will be applied as the expense for me to drive to your location: our location (Zip: 17837), and it is about $250.00 for a round trip to NYC Manhattan including Toll fee and such.
*If the traveling requires more than 3 hours of driving (about 160 mile), and the workshop starts in before noon, I strongly prefer to be on location a night before. I do not mind being stuck in the traffic on the way home, but it is very sad to miss the workshop because of the bad traffic.
*This pricing is based on the condition that Upcycle Stitches LLC can have a trunk sale of Sashiko supplies and art after the workshop at the workshop location with no (or small) commission percentage. Please let me know if you would like to collect the fee or commission for the trunk sale. Depends on the percentage of the commission, the pricing for the workshop will vary.
*The Base Fee is the same for the virtual/Online (Live) Sashiko Class. The difference would be the numbers of participants & the duration. Since it is challenging to confirm everyone’s learning, I would set the minimum of 6 hours and the maximum of 12 participants. If you are interested in “Recorded” Online Sashiko Class, please consider our regular Online Sashiko Class (If you are arranging for a large group, I may be able to offer some discount).
Case 1 | 2 of regular Sashiko Workshop (Core & Basic)
For regular Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Core & Basic), I have a workshop size preference.
Workshop Size Preference: 6 Ideal, 4 minimum, 7 Maximum.
Workshop Duration: 4~6 hours
Workshops in a day: Up to 2 times | The 3rd workshop may be available at night.
This is the standard case for me to offer the best Sashiko Workshop for up to 24 people in a day.
Case 2 | 1 Long Sashiko Workshop
Workshop Size Preference: 12 Ideal, 7 minimum, 14 Maximum.
Workshop Duration: 6~8 hours
Workshops in a day: Up to 1 times | The 2nd workshop may be available at night.
If group size is more than 16 and would like to take the workshop all together, 6 hours extended workshop may be the better idea. The contents are the same. I will spend more time focusing on each student throughout the 6 hours.
If you are a single member or a small group.
I understand there are many people who are interested in taking my Sashiko workshops, but not in a group of quilting and patchworking to have me at your place. There are a few things you can do to take my Sashiko workshop at a reasonable price.
1. Make a plan to visit where Atsushi lives | Lewisburg, PA 17837
I live in the central part of Pensylvania. If you can make a visit to the city of Lewisburg, I can arrange the private Sashiko workshop for you with the price range of $185.00 ~ $450.00 (per participant) including the materials, depending on your request. The reason for the price range is simple. If you are visiting as a group, the pricing per participant will go lower.
I am open to discussion. For the workshop in Lewisburg, I am pretty flexible.
*The extra fee may apply for the place (location/venue) to offer the workshop. I do not mind offering the Sashiko Workshop in your hotel room if you plan to stay overnight. Another possibility is to have the workshop in our house (when condition allows). I am open to any suggestion & possibility. Please be advised that this may be a difficult choice as of 2022 due to Covid-19 condition.
*The workshop is designed to share to a group of 2 to 4 participants for 4 hours. When you are taking the workshop alone, I may work on my own Sashiko project in the 4-hours workshop for the reasonable pricing. It is better for both of us because you wouldn’t want me to keep watching your stitching 4 hours, non-stop, continuously. I promise I will deliver the same experience as the workshop in a group.
*When we confirm the date and time of the Sashiko workshop in Lewisburg, we may advertise the workshop to the general public to maximize the opportunity. We will try to limit a maximum of 4 participants. Also, please be advised that the fee per participant will not go lower than $185.00.
2. Join a local needlework group and propose the idea of having me there.
I can offer the Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Core and Basic) regularly in TriBeCa, hugely thanks to my supporters. Please consider to join the local needlework, patchwork, quilting or hand-crafting group and guild and propose them to have me in your city. If your group can be a good supporter of my activity, then I can offer the multiple Sashiko Workshops in your city like I do in Tribeca, NYC.
3. Take the Online Workshop
With many requests from all over the world, I have developed
(am developing) the Online-Sashiko Workshop.
Please read the registration description & terms very carefully. It is a big deal for me to offer the Sashiko Class online, without confirming how you are feeling. I would like to make everyone happy (as much as I can). So, please read them & ask me questions in advance to avoid any unfortunate misunderstanding.
It is very challenging since my workshop style includes actual re-positioning your hands by holding yours. I am a bit uneasy if I can deliver the same quality workshop to the participants over the web. I will update the information once it is ready to offer.
Please contact me when you are ready to have me
I sincerely appreciate the increase of interest in Sashiko Stitching and my Sashiko Workshop.
I used to say, “please feel free to contact me with any small questions!” Although I feel the same, the increase of contacts which ended up with not receiving the reply made me write this. Please contact me when you are ready to have me.
It is perfectly fine if the workshop doesn’t work out because of a scheduling conflict. I understand that.
However, not getting a reply after scheduling myself causes troubles and it may negatively affect the possibility of keep offering the workshop. I usually make a reply within a day. Please try to be on the track if you decided to contact me.
I have had 3 cases without ANY replies within a week… I am sorry for whining.
Thank you for your understanding & I am looking forward to offering the “100% satisfaction received” Sashiko Workshop.