[Update for 2019]
We are still working on the scheduling the Sashiko Workshop for 2019. I am estimating sometime in November.
Please check our contact page to learn how to get the latest information.
The price for the workshop is about $168.00 for 3 hours + α, in a very small group setting so the participants can get enough attention from the lecturer. The price listed now would be the one for the private workshop in the Central PA.
I added the option to purchase the pre-paid ticket for the future coming Sashiko Stitching Workshop by Atsushi & Upcycle Stitches. I will contact the person who has this ticket first when the workshop schedule is finalized. The ticket is transferrable to someone, and will not expire. Once redeem the ticket, then the date cannot be changed (still transferable to someone). Please understand that no refund for this ticket (but I will do everything to pass down what I have.)
The worst case senario that I decided to stop offering the workshop in NYC, the ticket will be transferred to the Online Sashiko Class - or Sashiko Stitching Workshop (Basic & Core) offered by Atsushi & Upcycle Stitches anywhere I move to.
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Atsushi proudly offer his well-reviewed workshop for Sashiko Stitching!
You can learn all about Sashiko basics including how to make beautiful stitches, how to hold a long needle and the unique thimble (Unshin - moving needle), and how to make your stitching more efficient and enjoyable. No previous Sashiko experience is needed. All the materials and supply is included to the workshop fee, so just bring your interest and passion.
Enjoy this rare opportunity to learn Sashiko from Sashiko Artist from Japan. The instructor was born in the surviving Sashiko family, and you will learn Sashiko from his traditions. (Atsushi lives in PA currently).
This is the great opportunity to learn authentic Sashiko. You will have an eye-opening experience in 3 hours of workshop. Although the workshop has the plus alpha time reserved, the actual workshop contents will be done in 3 hours of workshop. You may stay a bit longer or come a bit earlier to chat with Atsushi, if you want.
The previous participants provided us the feedbacks that they would have loved the extra time to stitch together. Therefore, the workshop length is listed as 3 hours + α. This will be a great opportunity to share your passion & love to the hand-stitching.
[Note about availability & possible price change in future]
The workshops for the weekend of 4/13 and 4/14 are almost full. I have only 1 spot left f or the Sunday @ 2 pm session. Due to the recent increase of the location fee where we offer the workshop at, I would need to increase the price in future workshop. I would be happy to offer the same pricing as of April 2019, when you contact me that you are interested in the future workshop. This offer is valid until 4/22 (No actual purchase is required, so nothing to lose, right?)
Cannot find the date to fit your schedule, yet you would love to participate? Please email Atsushi to inform your name and email address so we can put your name in the Workshop priority list to update the next schedule is available.
The workshop location will be notified to the participants via e-mail shortly after the registration. It is a few block away from Chambers St. Station (AC) in TriBeCa.
Please choose the date from below. I offer the exactly same workshop.
*Please contact me if you would like to purchase more than 3 seats, or you would like to be on the waiting list for the "sold out" workshop.
☆= 1 seat left
★= 2 seats left
◎= Still available
*The minimum numbers of participants: 3 participants
*If you would like to travel to the town where Atsushi lives (Lewisburg, PA, 17837), we can arrange the private workshop for you & your group. Atsushi may be available for short trip when condition meet. Please contact me for the detail and adjustment of the price.
*You can schedule a private workshop with Atsushi. Please read this article and contact me with the details, such as your preference date and time. I would ask you to cover the necessary travel expenses in addition to the workshop price.
*Due to the possibility of increasing venue fee, the price may be $168.00 without notification. Once you register the seat, there will not be the extra fees (unless the increase of venue fee is reasonable.)
Tribeca Neighborhood in NYC near Chambers St Subway AC station | The exact address will be notified to the participants.
In this Sashiko Stitching workshop, you will learn how to use the unique round shape thimble and a long Sashiko needle by actually stitching the traditional Asano-ha (Hemp) pattern. The instructor, Atsushi, will demonstrate, explain, and teach you how to enjoy Sashiko stitching by actually showing and standing right next to you.
It is a basic Sashiko workshop, yet eye-opening for you to enjoy the Sashiko stitching more. The technique you will learn can be used in other projects such as Boro making project and mending with Sashiko fabric project.
- Sashiko needles
- Sashiko thimble
- Skein of white sashiko thread (approx. 145 meters)
- Sashiko Thread Bobbin Paper
- Indigo fabric with Asano-ha patterns printed on
- Interfacing and Cotton Poplin fabric for tailoring the project at home
- PDF data of extra Japanese Traditional Sashiko Patterns
- Access to Atsushi by e-mail with questions regarding the workshop and follow-up
No requirement of previous stitching or embroidery experience to take this class. All tools are provided. You are welcome to bring your own sewing tools, but not necessary. This kit has large enough fabric and material to make a tote bag, placemats, or several coasters after completing the Sashiko stitching.
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Attendees can receive adjustment up to 30 days before your event start date. The ticket is transferable to someone for the purchase date and time, but not transferable to the other date and time after the refunds policy term ends.
Additional sashiko tools, including hand-dyed sashiko threads, fabric from Japan (including vintage) needles and thimbles are available for purchase before & after the workshop.
Enjoy Sashiko stitching, learn the traditional way of Japanese hand stitching, and get you rewarded by creating the actual artwork by finishing the project.
[Notes for the Private Workshop]
Please contact us before making any plans. Since Atsushi's schedule is very full for the weekend, we may not be able to offer a private workshop in the Pennsylvania location. If you would like to have me at your place regardless of the price, please cover the necessary travel expense from PA (Zip code: 17837)
We occasionally set the workshop availability in the Central Pennsylvania.
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 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.