You should receive an email from Aya Fiber Studio for what to bring & expect.
Just in case, I list all of the information you would need to know before traveling.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
This webpage will be a platform of summarizing the information & Q&A.
Archives of sent emails:
All of the necessary tools & supplies will be prepared in a package above. Some of them are exclusively prepared for this workshop, so please purchase the package to join the Sashiko workshop above.
You can check the list of items included in the special workshop package.
Besides the unique tools & supplies package you would purchase from us, it may be a good idea to have several general sewing tools. Please bring the tools below for the better experience (not required, but recommended). The list of tools are NOT included to the material package you purchase.
*We do not use them all the time, so if Aya Studio has some, you may be able to use theirs instead of bringing your own to the workshop. However, it is recommended to bring them to make the workshop more comfortable.
Scissors (Fabric Scissors will be better)
Notepad & something to write with
Pincushion / Needle Rest
Regular Sewing set
Sewing needles / dressmaker pins (to hold fabrics)
Bandage or masking tape to protect the finger’s nail (☆) - only if you would like to protect the nail (the detail is available in the welcome email).
Any garments you would like to have Sashiko stitches on, mainly for Day-2. Several garments/options would be great for mending & for actual Sashiko stitching. Stretchy fabric (stretch denim), hard fabric (raw denim or canvas), and other non-cotton fabric are not recommended to practice Sashiko for the first time.
Any (Sashiko) threads, needles, thimbles and fabrics that they would like to confirm how to use (not required).
Any books they would like to share (I do not have recommendations for books in English, though).
It has been very challenging years since the pandemic started. It is my sincere pleasure to restart my workshop activities with you, with 3 days Workshop.
I would like to offer 7% Off on the Sashiko Supplies you would purchase in-advance to the workshop. It helps me to arrange what I can bring to the workshop. Please complete the order before January 24th. (The coupon expires on 1/25).
Special Coupon for our Official Web Store (Shipping Free + 7% OFF):
*Please be advised that ALL OF THE NECESSARY MATERIALS are included to the special package above. There is no need to purchase anything extra to enjoy the workshop. However, the Sashiko threads are comsumption, and you may need more later on. This offer is for that. I will bring a trunk of Sashiko supplies to Aya Fiber Studio. However, it would be very helpful to understand what you would like to get in advance (so I can prepare without worrying about the "Sold-Out" case).
Please check what I recommend for the Sashiko Supplies.