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Top 5 Sashiko Tips | Common Misunderstanding

Sashiko is a form of simple hand stitching developed in Japan. It is relatively easy to start, and we can ...
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Why Sashiko Thread | Compare to the other

In the Instagram Sashiko Live-Streaming (in Japanese), we had a great talk about the reasons to use Sashiko thread instead ...
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Sashiko Stocklist | Shops with Respect to Sashiko

It is one of the biggest pleasure in life to share the similar value. We are happy to introduce some ...
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Sashiko THread for Denim Mending

Sashiko Thread for Denim Mending

I learned that many people come across the word "Sashiko" throughout searching for the mending technique. It isn't quite popular ...
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Sashiko Class | What you can learn from us

Sashiko is a form of very simple hand-stitching. We believe that anyone can practice, enjoy and even master Sashiko stitching ...
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Hitomezashi Sashiko Workshop

Sashiko is a very simple form of hand stitching. Therefore, the Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Core & Basic) covers most of ...
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Eileen Fisher x Sashiko Workshop Making Space

Eileen Fisher x Sashiko Workshop | Making Space

We are very excited to announce that Atsushi will offer the Sashiko Stitching Workshop at the "Making Space", which is ...
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Japan Society NYC x Sashiko Workshop

Japan Society NYC x Sashiko Workshop | follow Up

Thank you very much for being a part of a great evening, Japan Society NYC x Sashiko Workshop by Atsushi ...
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Sashiko Updates Fall 2018

Sashiko Updates Fall 2018 | New Project & Workshops

I cannot believe it is almost the end of September already. It has been quite eventful early autumn for us. Here ...
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Sashiko Follow Up | For Sashiko Workshop Graduates

In 2018, I offer Sashiko Workshops in different locations by collaborating with honorable organizations and groups of beautiful people. If ...
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Support Sashiko | Not only technique but Mindset

Sashiko is a form of simple stitching developed in Japan. The technique itself is pretty simple. Sashiko become popular because ...
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Sashiko Asanoha Fukin | How to Sashiko in Order

Sashiko Fukin (刺し子ふきん)is one of the most popular Sashiko items in Japan. Fukin means a sampler or a dish-cloth. The ...
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Sashiko Workshops September 2018

Sashiko Workshops September 2018 |Quick Update

I had the month of August as a "Workshop Free month" to focus on my Sashiko Projects. It was a ...
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Difference Sashiko and Boro

Difference Sashiko and Boro | Sashiko Story Vol 2

I am happy to continue this journey of making the Video Log with Sashiko Stories. Here is Sashiko Video Log Story ...
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Sashiko Video Log Story Vol 1

Sashiko Video Log Story Vol 1 | What is Sashiko

I am happy to start the Video Log with Sashiko Stories. I write many articles on this website, but it ...
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Sashiko Alumni Interview Caroline | Sashiko on Ordinary Cloth

We are very happy to introduce Caroline, an amazing Sashiko (and more) artist working with ordinary fashion and creative Sashiko ...
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Sashiko Alumni Interviews

Sashiko Alumni Interviews | Great Sashiko from our Alumni

It has been almost 2 years since I had offered the first Sashiko Workshop in NYC. It is my pleasure ...
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Sashiko Workshop July 2018

After-Workshop Celebration | Sashiko Workshop July 2018

It was another great weekend in NYC with Sashiko Workshop July 2018. Smiles, excitement, and good feedbacks always encourage me ...
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Sashiko Thread 2018 Summer Maru

Sashiko Thread 2018 Summer | Quick Update of Sashiko Thread

Happy Summer! Here is a quick update of our availability of Sashiko Thread 2018 Summer. We have added several new ...
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Hitomezashi Sashiko

Hitomezashi Sashiko | What is the difference?

As of 2018, I mainly offer 2 kinds of workshops. One is Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Basic & Core) to share ...
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Sashiko Running Stitch

Why our Workshop to learn Sashiko Running Stitch?

Another great opportunity to learn Sashiko in Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Core & Basic) is coming up within 3 weeks. I ...
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Stitched Sashiko and Woven Sashiko

Stitched Sashiko and Woven Sashiko in History

I received a question regarding "Aikido Gi (合気道着 = Uniform for Martial Art called Aikido)" with Sashiko. The famous fashion ...
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Sashiko Japanese National Soccer Uniform

Sashiko Japanese National Soccer Uniform

A few hours to the second soccer match of the Japanese National Soccer Team. Do you know, in the World ...
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Muban Sashiko Thread

Muban Sashiko Thread | Once in a life-time Color

This is a story how we come up with the offer of No-numbered, Muban Sashiko Thread, to provide the color ...
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About our Indigo Dye Sashiko Thread

”What kind of Indigo Dye do you practice on the Indigo Dye Sashiko Thread?” We received the question above on ...
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Some Production and Some Consumption

Some Production and Some Consumption

I am merely a Sashiko practitioner who enjoys stitching. Neither did I start introducing Sashiko to advocate the current social issues, ...
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Sashiko Swatches Collection 5th | #50 Boro Inspired

Here is our 5th Collection of Sashiko Swatches for sale. Memorable #50 are so-called "Boro Inspired" Sashiko stitched Fabric. They ...
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Sashiko Guide | List of Information Here

Thank you for visiting Upcycle Stitches Website. We have been adding more blog posts to enrich the contents of Sashiko ...
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Online Sashiko Workshop

Online Sashiko Workshop | Learn wherever you are

After receiving so many emails regarding the Online Sashiko Workshop, I decided to offer the one officially. To be honest, ...
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Pastel Color Sashiko Thread

Pastel Color Sashiko Thread | Unique Color Available

Look at these unique Pastel Color Sashiko Thread! We have been very happy with our Sashiko Collection; 15 Mono Colored and ...
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Kogin Sashiko

Kogin Sashiko | Another Ramification of Sashiko

Sashiko is a broad term for needleworks developed in Japan. Kogin Sashiko (SashiKogin) is one of the well-known ramifications of ...
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Sashiko Analogy

Sashiko Analogy | For Understanding of Sashiko

"What is Sashiko exactly?" This is probably the question in your mind. A question of "Am I doing correctly?" would ...
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Kakishibu Dyed Thread | Hand Dyed with Persimmon

5/15 Update for Kakishibu Dyed Thread Ever since we first introduced the Kakishibu Dyed Thread in summer 2018, we have ...
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Otsuchi Recovery Sashiko Project

It has been almost 7 years since I had encountered this beautiful project: Otsuchi Recovery Sashiko  Project. I sometimes refer ...
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Sashiko Exhibition Report

Sashiko Exhibition Report | May 8th to 12th in 2018

We have been enjoying to have many visitors to our very first Sashiko Exhibition in Tokyo 2018. Keiko, the Sashiko ...
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Judging Your Sashiko

No more Judging Your Sashiko | Atsushi’s Message

I believe you have come to our website to look for the Sashiko Information. The Sashiko information you would like ...
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Sashiko Exhibition Tokyo 2018

Sashiko Exhibition Tokyo 2018 | In Kugayama, Japan

We are happy to announce the Sashiko Exhibition Tokyo 2018 with Keiko Futatsuya (Sashi.Co) and Otsuchi Sashiko Project. This is ...
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Boro Inspired Sashiko Patchwork Workshop Happy

Boro Inspired Sashiko Patchwork Workshop | May 3rd

May 3rd, 2018. This day became another great milestone on our Sashiko Journey, to learn what we can provide throughout our ...
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Shop Sashiko Thread

Shop Sashiko Thread | Get the best for Sashiko

Are you looking for Sashiko Thread? You got to the perfect place to Shop Sashiko Thread. We offer a variety ...
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Correct Sashiko Wrong Sashiko

Correct Sashiko Wrong Sashiko

Are you seeking for "Correct" Sashiko? It is one of the most popular questions on this website. Is my Sashiko ...
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After Sashiko Workshop Spring 2018

After Sashiko Workshop Spring 2018 | Follow Ups

It was such a nice weekend in Tribeca, NYC, with wonderful participants to the Sashiko Workshop. This is a notification ...
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Spring Sashiko Sale 2018

Spring Sashiko Sale 2018 | Only a few days!

Here is a great deal as Spring Sashiko Sale 2018. As you may have noticed, we do not offer much ...
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Why loops in Sashiko Running Stitching

Why loops in Sashiko Running Stitching

I have received many questions in my Youtube Videos when I make loops at the corners I change the direction ...
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Tinted by Nature

Tinted by Nature | Joining an exhibition in Brooklyn

We are honored to be part of the exhibition "Tinted by Nature" curation of naturally dyed Sashiko thread and Sashiko ...
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My Sashiko Story | 1. Care & Respect to others

It is my great honor that you are reading this article from millions of articles about Sashiko. I decided to ...
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A Sashiko Thread Secret | Reward your time

I have been introducing how great our collection of Sashiko Threads are. However, I just realized I haven't explained well ...
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Purple & Blue Natural Sashiko Thread

Another update of our beautiful "hand-dyed" Natural Sashiko Thread. This time, we are offering purple and blue natural Sashiko Thread ...
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Sashiko Workshop Spring 2018

Sashiko Workshop Spring 2018 | Sashiko Stitching!

I am so happy to announce that I offer another Sashiko Workshops in New York City, Manhattan Tribeca Neighboorhood. If ...
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Private 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 ...
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Why you want to Buy Sashiko Thread from us

I have been feeling a boom in Sashiko stitching recently. Especially in 2018, there are more search in terms of ...
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Sashiko Stitching Live Streaming

Sashiko Stitching Live Streaming | Sashi.Co Channel

Atsushi & Keiko Fuatsuya host Sashiko Stitching Live Streaming on Youtube. Atsushi is the main host, and Keiko supervises what ...
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Sashiko Exhibition

Sashiko Exhibition with Otsuchi | The Power of Sashiko

The big earthquake hit Northeast Japan, almost 7 years ago, a cold day in March. In a process of recovering from ...
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Sashiko Kasane

Sashiko Kasane | Wisdom of Overlay Stitches

In regular hand-stitching, people use a knot to hold the thread & stitchings. We usually do not make a knot ...
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Sustainable Sashiko Tutorials

To keep Sustainable Sashiko Tutorials & Database

Since 2017, I have received many questions and requests regarding Sashiko technique and workshops from all over the world. As ...
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Sashiko Cushion Cover Collection 2018

Upcycle Stitches LLC and Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya are happy to announce the release of new Sashiko item collection. We ...
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Importance of ordinary day | Mindful Sashiko

It has been a long time since my last post, which was about Sashiko Workshop Weekend in NYC. It means ...
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For Sashiko Workshop Graduates | Follow up

I always get encouraged by all of your voices (feedbacks & reviews) for my Sashiko Workshop. For those who are ...
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Sashiko and Boro | Translation from Sashi.Co Article

*This is a translation article from Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya about Sashiko and Boro. Boro and Sashiko in English We ...
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Sashiko Rules Asanoha Pattern

Sashiko Rules | Right & Wrong in Sashiko Stitching?

One of the frequent questions I receive when I actually show my Sashiko stitching is that I am not following ...
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Happy Sashiko New Year

A Happy Sashiko New Year of 2018 | Sashiko Updates

A Happy New Year! I hope 2018 will be another Happy Sashiko New Year for you. We started the business ...
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Sashiko Thread Sample Photo

Sashiko Thread Sample Booklet | All Natural Dye

Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya has been producing the Natural Dye Sashiko Thread for almost 3 years. We receive many positive reviews, ...
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Sashiko Workshop Basic

Sashiko Workshop Basic & Core in January 2018

I am happy to announce that I can offer another opportunity for Sashiko Workshop Basic & Core on January 13th ...
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Japanese Traditional Boro

Japanese Traditional Boro | We Revive them

"Boro (襤褸)" means a piece of ragged cloth in Japanese. Recently, with spreading a word & culture of "Boro" spreading ...
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Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya | Sashiko Artisans

Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya offers a variety of hand-made Sashiko Art, produced by Keiko Futatsuya and her company (friends). Keiko ...
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Sashiko Thread Thanksgiving Weekend Discount

Sashiko Thread Thanksgiving Weekend Discount

Happy Thanksgiving! Here is the Sashiko Thread Thanksgiving Weekend Discount Deal! Use the code for "7% OFF" of our Sashiko Thread ...
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NYC Sashiko Workshop Schedule 2018

The Sashiko Workshops in Tribeca (in 2017) was a great success. I have received so many positive reviews, and I ...
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Sashiko Workshop Graduate Achievements Part.1

Since I started Sashiko Workshop in 2016, I have shared my Sashiko expertise with more than 50 people. Thanks to ...
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Sashiko Denim Mending Live Streaming

Online Live Streaming sounded a bit overwhelming to me. I thought I would need a list of good equipment and streaming ...
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Sashiko Denim Repair Service and Fee

I am so honored to receive many compliments to my jeans after performing the Sashiko Denim Repair. Although I started ...
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Sashiko Mending Gathering | Upcycle What you Love

The Sashiko mending workshop I had offered in past was a great success. I have received great numbers of positive ...
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Sashiko Pattern Preprinted or Transfer Pattern Yourself

I frequently get a common question when I talk about the process of preparing Sashiko project. "Which is better, to ...
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Patreon Special Offer| Sashiko Stitched Fabric Discount

Our goal is to introduce what Sashiko is. In order to achieve the goal, we share the sashiko fabric we stitched ...
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Sashiko and Animism | Power of thoughts

Well. Don't freak out by the title of "Sashiko and Animism". It is still the website to introduce Sashiko. I ...
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Contemporary Boro | By Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya

The word of "Contemporary Boro" may confuse you a bit. But let me try to explain. Boro is a type ...
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2017 Fall Sashiko Workshop

2017 Fall Sashiko Workshop | Tribeca Area in NYC

Yes! Here is the latest information about upcoming 2017 Fall Sashiko Workshop. We are happy to announce that we offer ...
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Sashiko Jacket 2nd | Description of Sashiko Jackets

Sashiko artworks produced by Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya are mostly "one-of-a-kind" products. We use the vintage fabric from 1900's (sometimes ...
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Sashiko Q&A | to introduce what Sashiko is

Here is a Sashiko Q&A to give you a general understanding of what Sashiko is. Please contact us if you ...
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Sashiko Bag 1st | Description of Sashiko Bags

Here is the Sashiko Bag 1st Descriptions ...
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Sashiko Jacket 1st | Description of Sashiko Jackets

We have a few Sashiko Jackets that Keiko is happy to release in the market. Since Keiko and her company ...
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Sashiko and Animism

Inspiring handmade Sashiko Artwork

Thanks to the customised workshop participants from NYC, we have numbers of great photos of our Sashiko Artwork. It is ...
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Sashiko Road Trip | Visiting your city with Sashiko

One of my hopes in future is to plan a road trip in the United States with Sashiko products and ...
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Sashiko Instagram

Sashiko Instagram | Photos from Sashi.Co & Us

We started an Instagram Account about 2 years ago and haven't been active so much until recently. Since our Sashiko ...
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Customize Sashiko Workshop

Customize Sashiko Workshop

It was a surprise to me. I thought the language would be an obstacle to provide the enjoyable/informative workshops in ...
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Sashiko Swatches Collection 4th

Sashiko Swatches Collection 4th | #015 ~ #019

One of our Sashiko Stitched Swatches is sold out. We are so happy to share these beautiful all-hand-made pieces of ...
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Japanese Shima Kasuri

Japanese Shima Kasuri Textile for Sashiko

A pile of sample swatches of Japanese Shima (stripe) and Kasuri textile has arrived at the Upcycle Stitches. About 50 ...
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Natural Indigo Dyed Thread Bobbin

Natural Indigo Dyed Thread | Perfect for Sashiko

It requires experience in enjoying natural dyes. I am happy to share our accomplishment; Natural Indigo Dyed Thread. As always, ...
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Tulip Sashiko Needle Big Eye Straight

We are honored and happy to introduce the new Sashiko Needle Big Eye Straight Thin from Tulip Needle Company in ...
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Hand-Stitched Sashiko Jeans ~ ASANO-HA CO1

A challenge in 2017 of Modern Denim Fashion came out pretty good. It is still in the process of Sashiko, ...
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Modern Denim Fashion with Japanese Sashiko

The word of Sashiko is getting popular in many industries, even in a field of fashion. As the Sashiko artist, ...
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A Subtle difference in Sashiko White Thread

Indigo Dyed - dark blue fabric and white thread; it is the most popular fabric-thread combination for a long time ...
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Sashiko Dream

Sashiko Dream after sharing what we have

My goal, through Upcycle Stitches LLC, is to introduce what Sashiko is to the world. In other words, I would ...
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Gradation Color Sashiko Thread

Gradation Color Sashiko Thread with Sample Stitching

Recently, I enjoy making "Thread Bobbins - Itomaki" like the photo below. They are just so cute. Itomaki is a process ...
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No More New Cloth ~ Is it even possible?

One afternoon, I refurbished my 5 years old Sashiko Wallet by patching and Sashiko Stitching. I enjoyed the process, and ...
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Speed of Sashiko ~ How fast can we stitch

People may have an image of Sashiko as the careful slow hand-stitching work; carefully making one stitch by one stitch ...
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Wallet Sashiko Boro Repair Project

Since 2012, I have been using a Sashiko card-holder as a wallet to carry my debit/credit cards. After repeating putting ...
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Sashiko Patchwork and its Concept

The Japanese used to say; "When you have a piece of fabric as large as the size you can wrap ...
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Japanese Dressmaker Tracing Paper for Sashiko

I have been introducing the same carbon paper, so-called "Chakopee", the Japanese Dressmaker Tracing Paper. There is a note written in ...
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Natural Dye Sashiko Thread List

Natural Dye Sashiko Thread List for 2017_S Collection

I am grateful that I received some active reactions to the article I wrote about "why does Keiko create the ...
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Sashiko Expensive

Is Sashiko Expensive Art for wealthy people?

Is Sashiko Expensive in the contemporary textile market? The answer is, unfortunately, "Yes." Sashiko artisans spend a huge amount of ...
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Sashi.Co Original Color Sashiko Thread 1

Sashi.Co Original Color Sashiko Thread

As I repeatedly mention in the website, it is very important to have the good thread when you enjoy Sashiko ...
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