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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Introduction of Japanese traditional pattern, the design from a coat of arm. Ju-Mon-Giku (十紋菊）Pattern. It represent a chrysanthemum.