It is an honor to announce that I will be teaching Sashiko at Purl Soho Sashiko Workshop 2019. When I started introducing Sashiko about 10 years ago, there was a webpage ranked always at the top on the google research. It is the page by Purl Soho, and it is delightful that I can work with them.
The Purl Soho Sashiko workshop 2019 introduce everything about Sashiko in 5~6 hours Workshop (with Lunch break with Atsushi available for any kinds of questions).
Purl Soho Sashiko Workshop 2019 Schedule
Learn Sashiko in a day. Enjoy it for the rest of life.
Sashiko is a very simple hand-stitching technique developed in Japan. It is so simple that anyone can do it. However, in order to catch the specific rhythm of Sashiko stitching, we strongly recommend learning from the one who can teach the “Needle Movement (運針)”. Although Sashiko can be very meditative and enjoyable without the skill of needle movement, the general understanding of how to use a unique thimble and needle is important.
It is like a driving car. Anyone can do it, but it is good to learn from someone who is experienced, especially in driving a car with manual transmission. Once you learn how to do Sashiko stitch, you will not forget it. The technique and rhythm can be rusty after a vacant time of not doing Sashiko, but it will come back once you start stitching it.
Therefore, we offer very small variety of Sashiko Workshops. You won’t need so many workshops to continue Sashiko. Learn Sashiko in a day or so, then you can enjoy it for the rest of your life.
For more information about what “Needle Movement (運針)” is like, please check our Youtube video in which Atsushi performs his running stitch. The goal of Sashiko Workshop is to teach you how to do that. Purl Soho Sashiko Workshop 2019, you will have 5+ hours of time to continuously practice with hand-on instruction from Atsushi Futatsuya.
Eye Opening Experience in Sashiko
In last 2 years, I have taught Sashiko to more than 100 students in East Coast of the United States (huge thanks to supporters who encouraged and helped me to do so).
I learn that what I do in Sashiko is somewhat surprising to the students outside of Japan. It was very ordinary for me, and therefore I thought it wouldn’t make a good workshop. However, it is actually what the people would like to learn, and I believe I can provide you the “Eye Opening” Experience in Sashiko. I have so many stories I would like to share & so many joys and enjoyable moments I would like to spend time with. If you thought, “Wow. How on the earth does he make stitching?” in the video, please consider joining the workshop. You will be able to do it and enjoy Sashiko even more.
I hope to meet you in one of the Purl Soho Sashiko Workshop 2019.