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Asanoha Sashiko Pillow

Asanoha Sashiko Pillow | Sustainable Sashiko Project

My goal is to share the Sashiko that the Japanese have been practicing. This website, Upcycle Stitches, exist to achive ...
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How to Avoid Tangling Sashiko Thread

How to avoid Tangling Sashiko Thread

The "Sashiko Thread (we recommend)" is specifically designed for the Sashiko stitching. Therefore, a skein of thread may get tangled ...
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Unshin Sashiko Stitching

4 Reasons of Learning Unshin Sashiko Stitching

There is no such a thing as Right or Wrong in Sashiko. However, it doesn't mean there is no "form" ...
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Online Sashiko Gathering | The core of Sashiko

I often wonder what Sashiko was for the Japanese in 17th or 18th century. A few hundred years later, I ...
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Natural Dye Sashiko Thread 2020

Natural Dye Sashiko Thread 2020 Update

We sincerely appreciate your understanding & interest in our Natural Dye Sashiko Thread. It has been a great pleasure to ...
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Eco Sashiko Package

Care and Eco Sashiko Packages for your order.

I am a big believer of the power of hands. It may sound strange, but I believe I can make ...
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Sashiko Review

Your Sashiko Review help us in many ways.

We sincerely appreciate you choosing Upcycle Stitches as your Sashiko supplier. It is our pleasure to share what we are ...
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Atsushi’s Sashiko Preference as a Sashiko Artisan

I have several social media to share the Sashiko we have been practicing. Each social media has a theme & ...
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Reasons why we have several Sashiko

Reasons why we have several Sashiko Storefront.

Upcycle Stitches & Sashi.Co are both online based business / a group of Sashiko artisans. We offer an option to ...
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Sashiko Thread Update 2020

Sashiko Thread Update 2020 | The best for Sashiko

One of the most frequent question I receive is about the thread. "Do we have to use the specific thread ...
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Sashiko FaceMask Kit

Sashiko FaceMask Kit | Make it by yourself

I introduced some of Sashiko Stitched Facemask on Instagram. I appreciate many admiration on comments. At the same time, I ...
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Sashiko Order in Covid-19

Shipping Update | Sashiko Order in Covid-19 pandemic

The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused many countries to take necessary measures in global/international shipping. We, as Upcycle Stitches, are ...
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Sashiko in COVID-10 Crisis

What I can do for Sashiko in COVID-19 Crisis

It is quite sad, frustrated, and scary to experience the pandemic in today's society. Following the necessary precautions such as ...
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Handmade Mask Pattern

Handmade Mask Pattern | From Sashiko Artisan

It is so unfortunate and sad that we have to go through the crisis of COVID-19. We can beat this ...
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Stay home and Sashiko | Sashiko Online Class Special

As much as it is scary, frustrating, and sad to experience the pandemic of COVID-19, I support the Federal/State government ...
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What is Boro

What is BORO | Story from Fabrics in Japan

In a process of teaching the Sashiko we have been practicing for a long time, I often receive a question ...
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QuiltCon 2020 Report and Sashiko Mastery Class

It was a delightful experience to be part of QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, Texas. QuiltCon is such an amazing event ...
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Sashiko Workshop at Loop of the Loom Spring 2020

It is an honor to come back to the beautiful Saori Weaving Studio in NYC, Loop of the Loom, for ...
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Sashiko Workshop Schedule 2020

As I had announced in 2019, I plan to focus on my creative activities (Sashiko stitching) in 2020. Therefore, I ...
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Sashiko Fukubukuro

Sashiko Fukubukuro (福袋)

Fukubukuro (福袋) is an interesting Japanese custom to celebrate the new year with hoping for the wealth of the year ...
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QuiltCon 2020 Sashiko Workshop

QuiltCon 2020 Sashiko Workshop | Sashiko Mastery

This is a notice blog article for the participants of the QuiltCon 2020 Sashiko Workshop in Austin, Texas on 21st ...
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Japanese Sashiko

Japanese Sashiko | Reason of Re-defining

Recently, I took an action of re-defining Japanese Sashiko by creating the new website (https://www.japanesesashiko.com/) as well as Facebook Group ...
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Sashiko Store Nightmare | a missing package Log

It has been almost 3 years since we have started the Online Store. Thanks to many understanding customers, we have ...
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Sashiko Creation Year | Toward 2020

It has been almost 3 years since the day I had offered the first Sashiko workshop in the United States ...
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Sashiko Class in Japan

Sashiko Class in Japan | Visiting us to Japan

In 2019, we start getting many inquiries about the Sashiko Class in Japan. We only offer a Sashiko Class in ...
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How to handle Natural Dye Thread & fabric

The soft color from the natural dyes is significantly different from the vivid color with chemical dyes. We enjoy the ...
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Sashiko Workshop in Gladstone NJ

Sashiko Workshop in Gladstone NJ | October 19th, 2019

Another great opportunity to learn Sashiko Stitching from Atsushi Futatsuya. We are offering the Sashiko Workshop in Gladstone NJ. In ...
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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 Cover Sashiko

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

Keiko visits Otsuchi Sashiko.1

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 | 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

We appreciate the interest in our Sashiko Workshop opportunity in Japan. As of 2019, we only offer the Sashiko/Boro Workshop ...
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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

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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