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Sashiko Tutorials and Articles

It has been one of our dreams to record the articles about Sashiko and tutorials of Sashiko stitching. After Atsushi established a company in the United States, he has been working on recording what we practice on a daily basis in English. The website of Upcycle Stitches is becoming a database of Sashiko Tutorials and Articles.

 

We do not want to duplicate the articles in the several websites, so please visit “http://upcyclestitches.com/” for the details. We have a variety of online free Sashiko tutorials and articles about Sashiko.

All about Sashiko stitching with Sashiko Tutorials

Sashiko Tutorials are not only for Sashiko stitching itself but also about the whole picture of creating a Sashiko project. In order to make a beautiful Sashiko product, you would need a good preparation on the fabric. Also, the appropriate tools and supplies are necessary to have the better results. Upcycle Stitches explain the topics one by one in each article.

 

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We even prepare some “Sashiko Kit” for beginners to try what Sashiko stitching is like.

Our goal is to share the beauty of Sashiko stitching and its upcycle culture. In order to do it, expanding the market of Sashiko artist, Sashiko lover, Sashiko stitches and any craftsperson who likes Sashiko.

 

Not only Sashiko Tutorials but also anything relating to Sashiko.

In order to introduce Sashiko fully, we would need (and would like) to share stories about Sashiko, including its history, how it was developed, and even about BOROs. Although there isn’t the single absolute written document left, each region had unique culture regarding Sashiko. We can share about the history we know of, and we believe it will contribute to the big picture of Sashiko.

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Please follow Atsushi’s new website, www.upcyclestitches.com for more information. The Upcycle Stitches update the article much often than this website. For those who live outside of USA and Japan, this website will be the best place to make Sashiko supply Shopping. If you see something on other Website from us, and then not on this page, please contact us directly. We will work on the with the priority.

Thank you very much for your interest, as always.

Enjoy Sashiko.

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Sashiko Thread Available on Amazon.com

I accomplished one of my resolution in 2017, providing our Sashiko thread to more Sashiko lovers.

 

Our Sashiko Thread (manufactured by Coron) is available on Amazon.com

Mono Color Sashiko Thread – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AAMT2T2

Variegated Color Sashiko Thread – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AC54POE

 

 

 

 

Due to the limited numbers of stock, we are not able to list the natural dye thread. We hope, one day, Keiko can produce at least 20 skeins of thread and list it most convenient market place. I am working on applying the thread to Amazon Prime, so it will be more comfortable starting sometime in February.

 

For U.S. residents, Amazon.com and Atsushi’s new brand shopping site would be the easiest place to get our thread. (No need to pay $18 flat shipping fee.)

Check it out!

 

Sentence: Atsushi Futatsuya

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Sashiko Pattern _ Seikai-Ha

Another Sashiko Patterns from Japanese tradition.

Symmetric Seikai-Ha patten is also very famous and popular pattern in Sashiko design.

This pattern represent the blue ocean wave (“青海波” literary means Blue Ocean Wave). Sashiko is known as a wisdom among women who lived in mountainous region where they lost their agricultural jobs during severe winter time. At the same time, we can find the Sashiko culture nearby ocean for creating think strong fabric for fishermen.

 

Either way, the Japanese in 19 century practiced Sashiko imagining Japanese beautiful ocean.

 

 

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Get the pattern Image

*The image size is 148mm x 210mm. It is free of charge, but copyright belongs to Sashiko. No commercial usage unless you have permission from us. You can order the original Sashiko pattern starting from as low as 10.00 USD.

 

View the Tutorial how to Sashiko Seikai_Ha Pattern

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Sashiko Pattern _ Asa-no-Ha

Sashiko has so many traditional pattens.

Symmetric Asa-no-Ha patten is probably the most famous and popular pattern in Sashiko design. In Sashiko history, the Japanese people practiced sashiko with Indigo Dye blue fabric and original white (or dyed with vegetable) thread. Indigo had purpose of insect repellent. In addition to this practical purpose, they believed the Asa-no-Ha pattern will repel evil sprit.

 

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Get the pattern Image (Coming Soon)

*The image size is 148mm x 210mm. It is free of charge, but copyright belongs to Sashiko. No commercial usage unless you have permission from us. You can order the Sashiko pattern starting from as low as 10.00 USD.

 

View the Tutorial how to Sashiko Asa-no-Ha Pattern (I will do my best to film. Please subscribe our newsletter so you can get the latest information.)