UpcycleStitches

Sashiko Thread, Fabric, and More

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania · 305 Sales

Announcement   Hello Etsy!

We strive to provide the best supplies of Sashiko Stitching. We have been engaging ourselves in Sashiko industry for more than 30 years.

Sashiko threads are specially designed for Sashiko purpose. Some threads are dyed with Natural Vege/Herb. You will see the better Sashiko thread will result in the more beautiful stitching.

We also provide some Sashiko fabric, Sashiko art pieces, and small bags and accessories. Enjoy the great quality of our supplies & art with appreciation.

[International Shipping Information]
*Atsushi will make a shipment of the orders to be delivered to US address from Pennsylvania. Keiko will make a shipment of the orders delivered to the Japanese address and other countries address from Japan.

[What is Sashiko?]
*Sashiko is a form of Japanese traditional Hand-craft (Handmade Art.) It is similar to the embroidery and emphasizing on strengthening the fabric. The technique and culture of Sashiko can be applied to existing quilting and patchwork.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 8, 2018

Hello Etsy!

We strive to provide the best supplies of Sashiko Stitching. We have been engaging ourselves in Sashiko industry for more than 30 years.

Sashiko threads are specially designed for Sashiko purpose. Some threads are dyed with Natural Vege/Herb. You will see the better Sashiko thread will result in the more beautiful stitching.

We also provide some Sashiko fabric, Sashiko art pieces, and small bags and accessories. Enjoy the great quality of our supplies & art with appreciation.

[International Shipping Information]
*Atsushi will make a shipment of the orders to be delivered to US address from Pennsylvania. Keiko will make a shipment of the orders delivered to the Japanese address and other countries address from Japan.

[What is Sashiko?]
*Sashiko is a form of Japanese traditional Hand-craft (Handmade Art.) It is similar to the embroidery and emphasizing on strengthening the fabric. The technique and culture of Sashiko can be applied to existing quilting and patchwork.

Atsushi Futatsuya

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Atsushi Futatsuya

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About

Sashiko to the world. Appreciation to the Fabric. Upcycle and Repurpose.

I was born in the Sashiko family. Sashiko was always with me. I looked at Sashiko, felt Sashiko, even when I didn't appreciate my privilege.

Sashiko has its origin as a process of repairing and/or strengthening the fabric. The Japanese enjoyed the process to provide the warmer, thicker, and more beautiful cloth to their family. Sashiko used to be a daily chore every household was performing, to care for someone you care.

In the 21st century, we find their spirit and their relic beautiful, somtimes more than beauitful. Boro is one of the results of continuous caring Sashiko. The Japanese kept repairing, mending, and repurposing the fabric. They always appreciated the fabric with the spirit of Mottainai (もったいない)- Too good to waste.

My mother and I try to pass the culture of Sashiko down to the next generation. It shouldn't be kept in ourselves anymore.

Sashiko to the world.
"Repurpose" and "Upcycle" what we have. Appreciation to what we have.

Keiko Futatsuya
Atsushi Futatsuya

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*More interesting Stories about Sashiko is available on our Website.

Shop members

  • Atsushi Futatsuya

    Owner, Curator

    Sashiko "Repair" Artist. The main focus is on Sashiko on the Denim or ordinary clothes. Also working on many Tutorials to make Sashiko more accessible.

  • Keiko Futatsuya

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Keiko is a gifted artist, Sashiko genius. She stitches well... but more importantly, her sense of using Sashiko in her works is just stunning. She also dyes Sashiko threads and fabric for Sashiko, simply to satisfy her expectation to be the one.

Production partners

  • FUJIX Ltd.

    Kyoto, Japan

    A long-established thread manufacture in Kyoto.

  • Kaki Zanmai

    Gifu, Japan

    Persimmon / Kakishibu Dye Professionals in Gifu, Japan.

  • Sashi.Co & Keiko Futatsuya

    Takayama, Japan

    A group of Sashiko artists with the Sashiko Director of Keiko Futatsuya. They are a rare group which can recreate the authentic Boro in this society.

  • Tulip Hiroshima Needle

    Hiroshima, Japan

    The History of Hiroshima Needle production stretches back over 300 years, to when the ruling Asano Clan of Hiroshima Domain spread the practice as piecework for low-ranking samurai to support themselves. Since then, there have been numerous improvements in terms of both product quality

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