• Welcome to Sashiko

    This is a special website for Sashiko Workshop in World Shibori Network (Slow Fiber Studio), 2022. If you have any questions about the preparation, learning, and follow-ups, please refer to this page & contact me so that I can follow up.

    *There is a list of videos below this website for you after taking the Core & Essence Workshop.. Please watch them only AFTER your workshop experience. I do not want to spoil the workshop experience This webpage will be your follow-up page with password protected. You will get the password in the follow-up email. Thank you!

    To understand you better, please fill out the google form below before the workshop.

    List of Contents: What you can expect here.

     

    • What to bring to the Workshop
    • Trunk Sale - Shopping of our Sashiko Supplies between Workshops (Preparing)
    • FAQ before the workshop (Preparing)
    • Google Form to understand your preference.
    • Download Materials (After the workshop)

    Please learn what you can expect in each workshops.

    • C/E = Core & Essence
    • A/P = Application & Practice (It may be advertised as MORE).
    • In order to take A/P, please complete C/E or Online Sashiko Class. You may take the both C/E and A/P over the same weekend.
    • It isn't like C/E is basic & A/P is advanced. All of the necessary skill & knowlege will be passed down on C/E. A/P is an opportunity to practice the skill you got in C/E.
    • Hitomezashi is part of A/P
  • What to Bring to Sashiko Workshop.

    For "Core & Essence", all of the items you need is included to the supply package. This is a list for the recommended tools/items you may want to bring to make the workshop more comfortable. For Application & Practice, there are a few items required to bring to maximize the experience. Please read this section carefully.

    Core & Essence

    The Special Package on site is all you need to enjoy the Sashiko workshop of "Core & Essence".

     

    The following list is recommended tools/items for you to feel more comfortanle in the workshop:

    • A pen & A note pad to take notes.
    • Masking Tape or Bandage to protect the nail from scratching by needles.
    • It may a good idea to cut the nail on the dominant hand (the hand with the needle). One can learn Sashiko with long nails, but it may be an obstacles in the first trial.

    Please don't forget to bring your passion & questions about Sashiko!

    Application & Practice

    Since this is a “Applied” Workshop, there are several tools required to bring with you. Although the Special Package for this workshop will satisfy most of the needs, please make sure to bring them so that you will not miss anything. Also, please bring from the previous Sashiko Workshop (either Core & Essence, Full-Time, or Online Class):

    • Sashiko Thimble (Metal Round)
    • Sashiko Needle (51.5mm)
    • Chalk Pencil White

    *Please bring the exact Needle & Thimble you have received. If you do not have them, Some sets will be available on site. However, it would be very helpful if you can notify me in advance so that I can put the set aside.

     

    Also, please bring:

    • 1 or 2 Crayola Washable Marker (ideally fine top) with Dark Colors. (Sample Link)
    • A ballpoint pen (cheap one is fine) (Sample Link).
    • One Cotton Garment (such as denim or shirt) with mending (or stitching) needs. A large hole may be too much to complete within the workshop. A hole of about 2~3 inch diameter would be the ideal for patching. The Garment doesn’t have to have holes. I will explain how to apply Sashiko to mending/repairing. Stretchy fabric including stretch denim and T-shirt are NOT ideal. For the detail of what is best to bring, please check here → (The Article of “What is the suitable fabric for mending & stitching on").

    Following is a list that is NOT required yet recommended to bring:

    1. Masking Tape / Scotch Tape / Bandage to protect the nail from scratching by needles.
    2. Thread Clippers (Some Airline may not allow to carry on the Airplane).
    3. Other choice of garments for mending just in case the one you bring is not ideal for the mending in the workshop (I do not want to limit your suitcase space, so one garment is good enough).
    4. The fabric you would like to use for mending (A piece of fabric for mending will be provided, but you can use your favorite one).

    As same as the Sashiko: Core & Essence, It may a good idea to cut the nail on the dominant hand (the hand with the needle

  • Trunk Sale for Sashiko Supplies

    Huge thanks to Slow Fiber Studio to let me have this great opportunity.

    There are a lot of items I would like to introduce to you: who will be in Sashiko Joy together. Slow Fiber Studio kindly allow me to have a Trunk Sale during my visit. Since I will travel via Airplane, the amount of items I can bring will be limited. It would be great if you could take a look what you can expect here.

    If you find anything you would like to pre-order below, please use the "Shipping Free" Coupon. I will bring your order with me! This will be very helpful for me to arrange my suitcases, as well as the possible unfortunate of "Sold Out" itesm that you would like to get.

     

    Coupon for Slow Fiber Studio 2022: 62GYW9N

    (Expired on July.20. However, if you could message me your preference, I can try to keep them on hold)

     

    *Some items are still sold out since I am just expecting a package from Japan soon... Once I confirm them, I will update. You may place several orders - the shipping free coupon can be used multiple times before the expiration date.

    *Please check this article if you have a problem applying the coupon.

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    Regular Sashiko Thread

    Cotton 100% / About 145 meter length

    As I would explain “Why do Sashiko Thread Matter” in the workshop, we use a very specific thread for Sashiko. All of the large skeins are from the same manufactures with following color choices:

     

    Synthetic Dye

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    Natural Dye Sashiko Thread

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    Color from Nature always surprize us positively. Fabric "breathe", so does thread. We enjoy unique colors from each Natural Dye.

     

    Keiko often talk to the thread in Dye batch. Enjoy the creation of Sashiko Artisan who needed to dye thread for her "Sashiko".

     

    *Since all of the threads are hand-dyed, we have very limited inventory. We try our best to re-create the same color. However, please be advised that they are all "One-of-a-kind" Sashiko Thread.

     

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    Signature Indigo & Kakishibu Dye

    With help of experts to create such a beautiful color.

    We also offer beautiful Sashiko thread became available thanks to the experts in its field. Enjoy the top quality colors from many experts.

     

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    Great Fabric for Sashiko

    We introduce various kinds of the "Most Suitable Fabric"

    Sashiko requires to have appropriate Sashiko Thread, good needle, stable thimble, and our understanding of the rhythm. Fabric is another category of appreciating the culture.

     

    I will share many stories there, and will bring some Great Fabric for Sashiko as well as "one-of-a-kind" of unique fabric.

     

  • Follow-Up Video Library

    Please let me know if you do not find a video you are looking for.

    The Unshin Movement: The Core & Essence of Sashiko.

    This is a video of breaking down each steps of Unshin. Please keep watching it until you get the rhythm of Unshin Stitching.

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    Kasane Video

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    https://vimeo.com/581239935

    Mizutoushi Video

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    How to Transfer the Pattern onto the Fabric

    Preparating the pattern on the fabric.

    How to Draw Asanoha Pattern

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    How to Draw Shippou Pattern

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    How to Keep the Sashiko Thread in a Good Shape

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  • FAQs 2022 Sashiko Workshops

     

  • Google Form to know you better.

    Please let me know your interest in Sashiko!!

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