• Japanese Sashiko

    To strengthen, to mend, to decorate, and to care.

    Appreciate what we have. Upcycle what we love.

  • Sashiko

    Japanese Wisdom in Stitching

    Boro

    To surprise the world

    Natural Dye

    Appreciate where we live & what we have

    Kofu

    Enjoy the precious time in Fabric

  • Sashiko Stories

    To learn what is Sashiko for Japanese

    Youtube Channel to share our Wisdom

    Sashi.Co Channel

    It is our (Japanese) responsibility to explain what Sashiko and the Japanese culture are.

    Sashiko is more than making one perfect stitch. I want you to know how rich it is.

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    Patreon for Sashiko Artisans

    It is very challenging to make a living as Sashiko artisans.

    Please support our activities for us continue to be the Sashiko practitioners.

  • We are here to share the Sashiko

    Culture alternate its form. We all interpret what we love.
    Therefore, we are here to pass down the Original Form of Sashiko.

    ABOUT US

    Atsushi & Keiko Futatsuya, and many friends.

    We are a group of Sashiko Artisans. Upcycle Stitches (by Atsushi in USA) and Sashi.Co (by Keiko in Japan) are our activity name. Keiko is a great Sashiko artist, and Atsushi is trying to be a good storyteller while he enjoys Sashiko stitching.

     

    https://upcyclestitches.com/

    PHILOSOPHY

    Sashiko isn't about only design or product. It represents how the Japanese live(d).

    ​It is our goal to continue the Sashiko stitching as original as we received - to pass it down to the next generation.

    • To share the Sashiko we have been practicing for more than 30 years.
    • To clarify the deep relationship between Sashiko and Japanese culture.
    • To pass down the technique of Sashiko Stitching and wisdom of Sashiko stories
    • To preserve the long-lasting industry to keep Sashiko alive 
  • Quick view of What we do

    Sashiko and Boro. Among many interpretation, we share what we have received. Keep stitching, sharing and inspiring the world.

    Japanese Sashiko Workshop

    Learn the Core of Sashiko

    The Sashiko workshops we offer is more than "fun time" together. It is different from the other types of workshops like 'let's do Sashiko together." The workshop is more like a "learning opportunity" where your brain and hands would be keep moving.

    Hitomezashi Sashiko Jacket

    The authenticity we believe

    We can find many types of interpretations in Sashiko and Boro. We are proud of the Sashiko we have been practicing, and we feel it is our mission to introduce the "Sashiko" as Japanese Sashiko.

     

    Check out achievement in our portfolio

    Sashiko Thread

    Get the "usual" for the Sashiko artisans

    Sashiko is getting popular day by day. Many suppliers jumped into the market to share the Sashiko thread, needles, thimbles, and fabric. We provide the supplies that we use in our usual & ordinary project - the best for our Sashiko project.

     

    Get the best supply from the ordinary Sashiko artisans - Sashiko tools and supplies make big difference in Sashiko stitching.

  • Peek into what we sell.

    What we make is for someone using it. Sashiko's beauty was defined by "the beauty in using it." We care how the item will be used. Then, it is up to the owner to define.

    Fresh Boro ---

    For the ordinary days

    We make boro out of "boro to be fabrics"

  • Learn more about Sashiko and Boro

    I embrace the free interpretation of Sashiko. However, it is also important to know the origin - and how the Japanese Sashiko Artisans understand the Sashiko, Boro and current trend.

    BoRO Studio

    To learn what Boro is...

    Boro (襤褸) is well known worldwide as the beautiful textile from Japan. As much as we appreciate a huge range of interpretation, there are cores we want you to understand. This page is the studio to learn & share what the Boro is for us - for the Japanese & Sashiko practitioners.

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