• Welcome to Domestika & Sashiko

    This is a designated Website for Domestika Sashiko Course Participants. For the discussion, please use Domestika's Platform (Web/App) so that I will be able to answer/support your questions there. This is for a links, archives, and Frequent Asked Questions.

  • Essential Supply Package

    If you would like to get the exact supply I used in the course, please check the link below.

    "Essential" Sashiko Package

    As I keep mentioning in the course, it is quite important to understand the reasons why we recommend very specific Sashiko Supply & Tools.

     

    If you are available to purchase them, please try to get it here to maximize your Sashiko Experience!

     

    https://upcyclestitches.com/store/Essential-Supply-&-Tool-Package-for-Online-Course-or-DIY-Learning-p513554554

  • Alternative Sashiko Supplies & Tools.

    I agree with the Domestika's philosophy of offering the Course to anyone in the worlds regardless of places & conditions. I understand that our specific supplies are not easy to get especially if you live outside of the U.S, or Japan. Although we can make an International Packages to accomodate your need, please read this section to see if you may be able to get the alternatives & substitute.

     

    As I mentioned in the course, you can use “any supplies & tools” as you wish to enjoy Sashiko. All I want is to acknowledge (learn) that there is a difference between something I would like to preserve & something “whatever someone recommends”.

    That being said, here are some possible substitutes for each item.

    Thread for Sashiko

    For Substitute, Unfortunately, not all “Sashiko Threads” are suitable for the Sashiko I shared. Even if the item is labeld "Sashiko Threads", not many threads in the market do not function as "Sashiko Threads" as we intend to.

     

    In order to recommend a skein of Sashiko Thread as a teacher, I feel responsible to use the items for a while. Under my strict trials, I have found one good alternative with a bigger network. Daruma Sashiko Thread (especially the thick one) can be one good substitute for what we introduced in the course. If you are in the U.S., you can purchase them from our website. If you are somewhere else, please check your local supplier. You should be able to find supplier by searching, “Daruma Sashiko Thread manufactured by Yokota Thread Company”.

     

    I haven’t come to the conclusion yet if other threads are suitable for what I have mentioned. It simply require years of practice & “Using it” to recommend if Kasane works and threads will be part of the fabric. Again, please do not be stressed out by choosing other threads. You can use the threads you have to start Sashiko.
     

    *Sashiko Thread We Use are here.

    Thimble for Sashiko

    I specifically ask everyone to use this thimble in my class (and there are stories why). However, you can use any thimble, or even use no thimble. Please keep in your mind that the goal is to stitch in the rhythm, not stitch by stitch. In most cases, having a thimble is a good idea - in any shape & materials.

     

    *The thimble I use can be found here.

    Needle for Sashiko

    51.5 mm is the length I always recommend. Also, the body of the needle should be somewhat flexible, and the needle eye should be the same size as the needle body. You can find the exact needle here.

     

    *We asked a needle manufacturer in Japan to make this needle. Due to a limited production, we do not have a distributor of this needle worldwide. If you reside outside of the US or Japan, please try to find a supplier of “Tulip Needle”, and look for the “Big Eye Straight, 103e Thin”. We joined the Tulip Team when they developed the needle, The “Big Eye Straight”. Therefore, this needle is very much alike to the needle we offer. They made the needle based on our feedback for Sashiko - and therefore, sometimes it is not ideal for mending on heavy materials such as thick denim. If you are working on the thick materials, please be noted that the needle may break in its movement.

     

     

    Fabric for Sashiko

    As I mentioned in the course, fabric can be the last place to worry about. Any fabric is fine, and it is up to your prerefence. That being said, you can find my article about "What is the suitable fabric for Sashiko" below.

     

    https://upcyclestitches.com/suitable-fabric-for-sashiko/

     

    *The fabric we used for the course can be found here.

  • Atsushi's Online Sashiko Class

    To learn more (strictly & throughly) about Atsushi's Sashiko, please consider taking the Online Class below.

    Personal Attention to be like other "Artisans".

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