Would you like to try what we do to make "To be Authentic Boro" projects? This is a sample package of Japanese vintage fabric swatch and Natural Dye Sashiko thread. If you haven't tried to use our needle and thimble, we strongly recommend using them to fully experience this great package.
We had been handling the Kofu (Japanese Vintage Swatches/Fabric) only in a pop-up shop and/or in a workshop opportunity as a trunk sale. This limitation was because of 2 reasons.
The word "Boro" spread with unique interpretation. The demand for the Japanese vintage fabric increased. I received many questions about Kofu. To answer the questions & avoid them getting "not-good vintage fabric for Sashiko". I wrote an article about the "good Japanese vintage fabric for Boro project".
Since I planned to write this article (regardless of the condition), I started collecting the Kofu we would use in our own projects - regardless of the size or colors as long as they exceed our standards - to accomodate the need from our Sashiko friends who wouldn't be able to visit me to NYC and/or Keiko to Japan. We have gathered enough fabric to start providing them online here. We got them from trusted Japanese antique dealer. Some of the KOFU was just piece of dust. We hand-wash them carefully. Iron them to keep it as a good sized fabric for the patching Boro-inspired project.
This is a Kofu Package prepared by Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya
Yes. The packages are ready. However, It is still challenging to obtain the fabric I described in the article. One package is quite small, and we do not have many in stock. Please understand that it is more like a "trial" package. When you have a specific project to work on with more of Japanese Vintage fabric, I am happy to work with the trusted antique dealers in Japan to obtain what you are looking for.
They are very valuable fabric. We (as human being) cannot recreate the same color because the time-flow made the color happen. Also, the level of dust and dirt was pretty bad that the normal Japanese would have throw them away. Sashi.Co spent a lot of time and effort to revive the Kofu as the usable & good condition fabric. Therefore, I sincerely want you to use the supreme Sashiko thread we enjoy with these previous vintage fabric, so I made a combine deal with the thread we have in stock.
[Product Description / Package contents]
*The Photos of this product is just Samples.You will receive something different.
*This is a Product Description for the Regular Package
We aren't just a Japanese craft supplier. We are a team of Sashiko professionals with more than 30 years of experience in Sashiko field. What we sell is what we use in our artworks. When we decide to not to use, it is the time to stop selling here.
We also strive for excellence in customer service. It is simply because we are happy to share what we are proud of, "Sashiko". Customers who purchase our products is a fan of Sashiko. We are happy to get to know you. We will answer questions regarding Sashiko from customers.
It is fortunate to know that I can get the best materials for Sashiko. Sashiko is pretty addictive.
One of the participants to Atsushi's workshop.
We are a team of Sashiko professionals.
[Owner / Manager] : Atsushi Futatsuya
Atsushi Futatsuya will be in charge of introducing Sashiko to the world by providing workshops, online resources, and providing supplies to the market.
[Complied under the supervision of...] : Keiko Futatsuya
Keiko Futatsuya, with more than 30 years in Sashiko industry, supervise the Sashiko works Atsushi provides on the website. Keiko is in charge of designing, crafting, and all other directing responsibilities in Sashi.Co project in Japan.