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Types of Sashiko Workshops

Quick Update | Types of Sashiko Workshops by Atsushi

I received a question about types of Sashiko Workshops. With receiving so many requests, we limited the types of Sashiko ...
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Purl Soho Sashiko Workshop Fall 2019

It is my pleasure to announce that I will be coming back to Purl Soho. A happy announcement of Purl ...
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Sashiko Patreon

Sashiko Patreon | Be Patron for our Sashiko

I have been sharing a lot of Sashiko stories (history, traditions, culture, and wisdom of Sashiko) on Instagram and Facebook ...
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Sashiko Contribution

Sashiko Contribution | when you need Atsushi to write

In 2019, I experienced the steep increase of inquiries asking me to write my insight, opinion, or understanding of Sashiko ...
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High Context Sashiko Culture | Enjoy in between

Cultural Appropriation can be very hurtful when it is done intentionally. Although it is not less painful to see the ...
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KimOhNo | Your Care will protect the Japanese Kimono

I feel anxious. The fear of someone overwriting the word we sincerely value is beyond the words. Kim Kardashian, a ...
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Authentic Boro ? |What defines Authenticity in Boro

The word "Boro" in textile gets its popularity day by day. Boro means a piece of rag (torn fabric) with ...
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Zokin

Zokin (雑巾) | Japanese cleaning cloth

Have you heard the term "Zokin" in your Sashiko research? I have found several discussion about Zokin online and surprised ...
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Keiko Visits Otsuchi Sashiko

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Keiko (from Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya) visited Otsuchi to share the workshop with members of Otsuchi Recover Sashiko Project on ...
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Good Japanese Vintage Fabric for Boro

The word "Boro (襤褸)" is a Japanese word for a piece of rag. However, the word itself may be more ...
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Cultural Appropriation in Sashiko

The recent discussion about Sashiko started on FB group following in Instagram & our FB group taught me a variety ...
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Workshop at Loop of the Loom | Soul of Sashiko

It is an honor to announce the Sashiko Workshop (Core & Basic) collaborating with a beloved SAORI weaving studio in ...
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100 of Sashiko Denim Jeans Journey

One Denim Jeans with Sashiko stitching completing within 4 days. A story from my dear friend, Dag Force, motivated me ...
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Mindful Reading – Follow up of Why Do you Call it Sashiko.

Thank you for all of the comments for the previous post, "Why Do you Call it Sashiko?". I learned a ...
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Why Do You call it Sashiko?

Thank you very much for reading our website & Instagram (FB) posts. I really would like to ask for your ...
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Sashiko Practice Kit 2019

It is our pleasure to announce the new release of "Sashiko Practice Kit 2019" as a set of "everything you ...
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Sashiko Instruction | Learn the best strategy

Unlike the other major Sashiko companies, we do not offer many "Sashiko Kits" for customers. We know that there is ...
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Sashiko Thread Spring 2019 | Quick Update

I used to stick to only one type of Sashiko Thread. After opening the online store in the USA, I ...
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Sashiko Workshop Availability Update 2019

Thank you for reaching out to us for the information about Sashiko Workshop in 2019. To be honest, I wasn't ...
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Sashiko Workshop in Japan

Sashiko Workshop in Japan | Quick Update 2019

We appreciate the interest in our Sashiko Workshop opportunity in Japan. As of Spring 2019, we do not offer the ...
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I am just a man who is good at Sashiko

Every time I meet new people, I am surprised how much others appreciate what I do - Sashiko. Some respect ...
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Sashiko Boro Knots and more | Follow-up Video

I summarized the wisdom of "Sashiko Overlay stitching (not making knots in Sashiko)" in the previous blog post. I tried ...
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Sashiko without making knots |Reasons of why

It is one of the frequently asked questions regarding the Sashiko we practice; Sashiko without making knots. We usually (traditionally) ...
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Indigo Dye Sashiko Thread 2019 | Murazome

The Sashiko threads dyed by Keiko with Natural Dyes are one of our popular supply. We proudly offer the Indigo ...
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Sashiko Itokiri |A process after Sashiko stitching

In the Sashiko we practice, we sometimes use the both side of fabric as the finished side (both sides finished ...
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Sashiko Needle Eye

Sashiko Needle Eye | Reason of the best needle

A good needle for Sashiko can make a significant difference in Sashiko stitching. One of the factors we need to ...
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Sashiko Workshop April 2019 in NYC

I am happy to announce that we finalize the Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Core & Basic) opportunity in this coming Spring ...
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Continuous Sashiko Learning

Continuous Sashiko Learning Opportunity

This is follow-up information for the former participants of Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Core and Basic) provided by Atsushi. If you ...
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Sashiko Online Class | Anywhere Anytime.

Finally. I am very happy to start offering the Sashiko Online Workshop throughout On-Deman videos on our Vimeo page. In ...
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More Caring Society

To more Caring Society | therefore Sashiko

This article is more like my (Atsushi's) personal note - may be unrelated to Sashiko. However, I wanted to share ...
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Support Sustainable Sashiko Community | with you

After the article (and Instagram post) with honest feeling, I received many kind words that I can be just who ...
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Japanese manner when contact Atsushi about Sashiko

Our goal is to share the Sashiko we enjoy & love. It is our pleasure to receive a feedback and ...
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Learning Sashiko

What means by Learning Sashiko

"Sashiko & Boro is getting so popular, especially in Western Textile Culture." The numbers of questions I receive tripled in ...
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Sashiko Frequently Asked Questions

Since I started introducing Sashiko online (here and Youtube)in 2017, I have been receiving many questions. As a group of ...
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Sashiko Shopping Experience by Keiko & Atsushi

It is our goal to provide "everything" you need to enjoy Japanese Sashiko. We are still a group of Keiko ...
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Sashiko Challenge Jacket – Connecting Artisans

Sashiko existed in ordinary days of the ordinary Japanese people, hundreds of years ago when Japan was still isolated from ...
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Purl Soho Sashiko Workshop 2019

It is an honor to announce that I will be teaching Sashiko at Purl Soho Sashiko Workshop 2019. When I ...
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Sashiko Thread Thickness Comparison

Choosing the appropriate Sashiko thread for your Sashiko project is one of the most important factors to have beautiful & ...
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Wearable Fine Art | Keiko’s Sashiko

They are stunning beautiful. I will site the client's word: it is a pleasure to have Wearable Fine Art. All ...
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Sashiko Workshop Schedule 2019

Sashiko Workshop Schedule 2019

Thanks to many participants who shared their great time with us in Sashiko workshops, the Sashiko workshop by Atsushi Futatsuya ...
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Sashiko Fukubukuro 2019 with fortune in it.

The Japanese have an interesting custom to celebrate the new year with purchasing "lucky-bag" so-called Fukubukuro (A bag filled with ...
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Is Sashiko Art? | The origin of Sashiko as Folk Art

Well. This can be a bit surprising for some of you. When I question myself, "Is Sashiko Art?", the answer ...
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Sashiko Live Streaming | As is work of Atsushi

One of the significant change for Atsushi in 2018 is the Sashiko Live Streaming on Instagram and Youtube. In 2017, we started broadcasting ...
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Sashiko Packaging Philosophy and Gift Wrapping

Sashiko's core concept is Japanese philosophy of "Mottainai - too good to waste." Since I am in the culture of ...
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Sashiko Holiday Deal 2018 | Ichigo Ichie

One of the most significant paradigm shift that Sashi.C0 & Keiko Futatsuya had was the redefinition of the value of ...
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The first Sashiko Pop Up | 75 Collective

It was such a blast to be part of the Holiday Pop-Up event, 75 Collective, in TriBeca. We sincerely appreciate ...
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Sashiko Slideshow | Preview of what we do.

Thanks to my friends, I may be able to have a booth at the pop-up event, 75 COLLECTIVE, for December ...
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Basic Sashiko Denim Mending | Quick Patching

One of the reasons that the word of Sashiko gets spread is a slow-fashion movement with Denim Jeans Mending. I ...
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Back Order Sashiko Jacket 2018 SJ

We. as Sashi,Co & Keiko Futatsuya as well as Upcycle Stitches, make several Sashiko Jackets (or Sashiko Coats) per year ...
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Sashiko with Keiko Futatsuya

It was such a wonderful 10 days enjoying Sashiko with Keiko Futatsuya. She had traveled from Japan between November 14th ...
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75 COLLECTIVE x Sashiko Workshop

It is my honor to be a part of the great event in December, in TriBeCa area organized by my ...
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Enjoy Sashiko in Happy Holidays

Enjoy Sashiko in Happy Holidays

Leaves on trees get colored then fall down. We expect the snow soon and we kind of stay inside more ...
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Sashiko Mending Tutorials

Sashiko Mending Tutorials | Upcycle and Repurpose

This is a summary of Sashiko Mending Tutorials collaborating to Sashiko techniques that I occasionally practice on my Sashiko Mending ...
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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

[Update for Online Sashiko Learning Opportunity] Sashiko Online Class | Anywhere Anytime. After receiving so many emails regarding the Online ...
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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 | 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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