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What is Froshiki?
Why this Design is popular?
How to treat Furoshiki & this fabric.
Youtube Channel to share our Wisdom
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 the richness of Sashiko Story.
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It is very challenging to make a living as Sashiko artisans.
Please support our activities for us continue to be the Sashiko practitioners.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Boro To be
For the ordinary days
We make boro out of "boro to be fabrics"
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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