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Arranging Sashiko Workshop | Bring Sashiko to your group.

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 Sashiko Workshops with organizations and studios across the United States & World. In 2022 and 2023, I have several workshop scheduled. Please check this article for the detail schedule.

Also, depending on the condition, I can arrange a private Sashiko workshop for your quilting guild, patchwork community, and friends groups. Please contact Atsushi for your needs with expecting the possible fee referring the “Fee Sample” below.

【Important Update & Announcement in Jan.2022】

If you would like to arrange a Sashiko Workshop for your customers/students/members, please contact Atsushi after checking the Fee Estimate & Expectation. For 2022, the minimum length of the regular Sashiko Workshop (Core & Essence) is 6 hours. Without going through the “Core & Essence” workshop, no other workshops will be available to arrange.

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【Some of these below may not be available in 2022】

Fee Sample of Private Sashiko Workshop

Base Fee | Standard Rate

*Below is a sample of Private Sashiko Workshop. If you are an organizer for a larger group or for commercial purpose, please check the document above for the expectation.

Instructor Fee: $120 ~ $180 per hour.

Materials Fee: $70.00 per participant

Single Arrangement Fee: $50

*The Instructor Fee will be determined based on the “Commission Rate” for the Trunk Sale that Atsushi would offer to the participants. For example, if the organizer kindly allow Atsushi to sell the supplies to the participants with no commission, then the fee will be $120.00 per hour.

If a private Sashiko Workshop is a regular 6 hours length workshop with 8 participants, with agreement of Zero Commission rate for the trunksale, the total fee will be $1,330 USD/About $160 per person ($720 for 6 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 workshops.

The Material fee will be 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: 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 (a Few Days Workshop)

Workshop Size Preference: 12 Ideal, 8 minimum, 14 Maximum.

Workshop Duration: 6~21 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.

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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

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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.

15 thoughts to “Arranging Sashiko Workshop | Bring Sashiko to your group.”

  1. How do I contact you? I live in Spainm and I want to learn Sachiko. I am now in the Florida, USA, and will be in NYC shortly. I wrote to the Japan Society to join your group, but unfortunately they said space is no longer available. 🙁

    1. I am interested in taking a Sashiko workshop from you in Lewisburg, Pa. I would be willing to be in a class with more people if not possible I would take the class by myself. I live about 11/2 hours away. If this is possible please send me dates that you are available in Lewisburg and the cost of the workshop.

      1. Dear Susan,

        Thank you for your comment. Yes, it is possible to arrange the (semi) private workshop here in Lewisburg, PA. I had sent you an email with the details. Please check your mailbox. Thank you.


  2. I am interested in the possibility of having you teach a group in the metro Detroit area – perhaps in April 2020. Our group is the Needlework and Textile Guild of Michigan ( and we may be able to fill three classes over a two day period. We provide transportation costs and private accommodations in a member’s home. I look forward to hearing from you regarding fees and a possible lecture/trunk show for the membership.
    Thank you,
    Kathy Bricker

    1. Hi Kathy,

      Thank you very much for your interest. Our fee is pretty straightforward as this article mention. Please expect an email from “sashikoatsushi @” shortly.

      Best Regards,

  3. Azu, I just discovered your website through Instagram. To say I am excited is an understatement. I live in Millerstown, Pa which is 50 minutes from Lewisburg. I have just discovered my love of the art and craft of Sashiko. I have been lamenting that there is no where close to learn how to do sashiko properly. My daughter owns a little shop in Newport Pa called Humblestitch. While it may take a while to get a class to her shop I would love to come and do some private instruction. My schedule is very flexible and I am available during the week. I am so excited and look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Deb Schreiber

    1. Hi Deb,

      Thank you for finding me.
      After the workshops in NYC (April 14th), my schedule should be pretty flexible for week days. Would it be okay I will email you after 4/14 for the details?
      Please email to my gmail whenever you want. I am here to share Sashiko from a small house in out of nowhere.
      One day, it is my dream to have a studio in Lewisburg.

      Best Regards,

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