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Our goal is to introduce the beauty of Sashiko & a concept of Sashiko, “Caring and Appreciation”. We strive to provide the Best Quality supply and materials for your Sashiko or hand-crafting projects.
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Thank you for being a part of such a beautiful culture.
Sashiko Practice Kit | Keiko Design 2019
[This is a kit to enjoy Sashiko stitching. The photo is the sample after the stitching completed]
After having many discussion with Keiko Futatsuya, the Sashiko artisan in Japan, we decided to offer one Sashiko Practice Kit with Keiko's design in 2019. The Sashiko we practice requires unique needle, unique thimble, and appropriate thread. In order to jump into the traditional Sashiko, this is a great introductory kit.
The kit includes:
- Indigo Fabric with Keiko's Design 2019 (Patten pre-printed)
- Kasuri inspired (printed) fabric
- 1 skein of Sashiko thread | #12 Bright White as default
- 3 of Sashiko needles
- 1 of Sashiko thimble
- *A coupon for 1 skein of thread (from 15 colors) when the person takes Atsushi's Workshop (in-person / Online Class). If you are a graduate of Atsushi's workshop, please let me know in the check out process (by leaving the comment) with your color preference. I will include the one extra skein of thread in the package.
*The thread will be #12 Bright White as a default selection. If you prefer the other color of thread, you may choose from 15 solid colors from the photo at the end of this product page.
The kit does not include the written instruction. Please read the article, "why we do not include the instruction" below. However, a Youtube video of Atsushi stitching the exact same pattern & fabric is available on Sashi.Co Youtube Channel.
Why our practice kit doesn't have the "instruction"?
Read full article about this topic:
Unlike the other "mass-produced" Sashiko kit, our kit package doesn't include a piece of paper with the instruction/direction of how to do Sashiko stitching. It is because each project requires a different instruction and unique strategy. I believe that providing a certain rule and regulation will be an obstacle of the purpose of "enjoyable" Sashiko.
I thought of 5 strategies to enjoy this practice kit when Keiko gave me the sample. Each strategy isn't about being right or wrong. It is simply my preference based on my feeling. You can get the general information & how to find your own strategy before enjoying Sashiko stitching in one of our Sashiko workshop (in-person and/or online class). Please consider taking them after (or even before) enjoying this practice kit.
Besides the instruction of how to proceed this practice kit, the other basic Sashiko technique can be found on our Youtube. Because of the limited capacity in support, we answers to the technical questions for those who took the workshop before. If you spend a good amount of time in watching the Youtube Videos & our website, you should be able to get the basic.
Color Selection of the thread in the Kit.
We strive to provide the all of the essential items you would need to enjoy Sashiko including supplies, tools, and materials.
Please read the articles why you would like to choose the supplies from us.
If you find that we don’t carry something you want, please contact us. From time to time, the item is invisible because of limited stock in our storage. I can let you know the re-stocking time and more information.
Also, please ask if you have an item you would like to get. We can try to find it from Japan.
Shop Policies | The Sashiko Store
Shipping and Handling
Estimated Shipping Times:
- Domestic: 2~5 business days via USPS
- International: 3~25 business days via USPS or Japan Post
I’ll do my best to meet these shipping estimates but cannot guarantee the accuracy of timing. Most of the order will be shipped out within a few days unless there are no announce made. The actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose. Depending on the order contents and destination, the package may be shipped out from Japan.
Customs and Import Taxes:
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We are not responsible for delays due to customs.
We strive to deliver the best items for your Sashiko experience. Please contact us if we can help to improve your experience here.
We would accept exchanges:
- Contact me within 5 days of delivery
- Ship items back within 7 days of delivery
- For cancellation of the order, I accept it before the order has shipped out unless specifically mentioned such as one of the kind order.
We will not accept returns unless the item is defective:
However, please contact me if you encounter any problems. We will do our best to be reasonable to your request.
The following items cannot be returned or exchanged.
- Custom or Personalized Orders
- Digital Downloads
- Items on Sale
Conditions of return:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Workshop Refunds & Transfers
All deposits and balances for classes, workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, we understand that emergencies happen, so if you are unable to attend a workshop that you have paid-in-full, and you cancel with more than thirty (30) days notice before a scheduled workshop, you may request to credit or transfer the all of the total workshop fees to another class or workshop within 12 months of request. If you cancel within Thirty (30) days of a scheduled workshop, you will forfeit your entire tuition unless notified.
In the unfortunate events that Upcycle Stitches LLC must cancel the Workshop, classes, and event due to unforeseen circumstances, Upcycle Stitches LLC will refund the cost of registration for the workshop, class, and events. However, Upcycle Stitches LLC does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.
It isn’t our intention, and we try everything to avoid this, but please be advised that following: Upcycle Stitches LLC reserves the right to cancel any class, limit class size, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule. If a class is canceled, students may choose to receive a full refund or may transfer – with no fee – to another class or workshop. If Upcycle Stitches LLC cancels for any reason, all payments can be refunded.
It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance, which can protect you by refunding monies paid if you need to cancel your trip due to an emergency. Travel insurance is very affordable and can protect you in other ways as well. Course Changes or Cancellations
Registrant acknowledges that registration and participation are voluntary and that by registering for this workshop/class that he/she is solely responsible for any loss, damage or injury, including death, that may be sustained on the premises or any location where any workshop/class is being conducted.
We will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information below.
- To communicate with you about the order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (such as paying Taxes) if necessary.
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