UpcycleStitches

Sashiko Thread, Fabric, and More

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania On Etsy since 2012

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UpcycleStitches

Sashiko Thread, Fabric, and More

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | 1,112 Sales

Announcement    [Update // Covid-19 Announcement - 4/14]

We continue offering the Sashiko supplies & Sashiko items with following the necessary precaution and USPS measures. We will send you a package as soon as possible. If it will take longer than usual, we will notify you here. As of today (April 14th), we do not experience the difficulty in fulfilling the order, so everything should be the same as usual.

However, due to Covid-19, the supplies from Japan may take much longer to arrive to the U.S. Also, Japan Post announce that they will not make a delivery to some countries. There is a possibility of "running out" of inventory if this situation continues. If you plan to purchase Sashiko supplies, please make sure to place when they are available.

I appreciate your understanding & interest in Sashiko.

Stay Safe & Enjoy Sashiko.
Atsushi

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We strive to provide the best Sashiko supplies & Sashiko artworks based on our 30+ experience in Sashiko.

**Sashiko Thread does matter**
Our Sashiko threads are specially designed for the Sashiko purpose. Some threads are dyed with Natural Vege/Herb. The better Sashiko thread will result in the more beautiful stitching. There are many reasons we call it "Sashiko thread".

We also provide some Sashiko fabric, Sashiko art pieces, and small bags and accessories. Enjoy the great quality of our supplies & art from long-lasting tradition.

[Note about International Shipping - outside of the USA]
*Atsushi will make a shipment of the orders to be delivered to the US address from PA. Keiko will make a shipment of the orders delivered to the Japanese address and other International addresses, from Japan.

[About Free Domestic shipping]
We offer free shipping for the order of more than $35.00 in total. If the order is less than 1 lb, the package will be shipped in "First-Class" mail (even if the system only let you choose the priority one). Thank you for understanding.

[What is Sashiko?]
*Sashiko is a form of hand-stitching developed in Japan. It looks similar to the embroidery, but developed in unique reasons & purposes, emphasizing on strengthening the fabric. We believe the technique and culture of Sashiko can be applied to existing quilting and patchwork. You may learn more about Sashiko by following us. Thank you!


Atsushi Futatsuya
Keiko Futatsuya

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 12, 2020

[Update // Covid-19 Announcement - 4/14]

We continue offering the Sashiko supplies & Sashiko items with following the necessary precaution and USPS measures. We will send you a package as soon as possible. If it will take longer than usual, we will notify you here. As of today (April 14th), we do not experience the difficulty in fulfilling the order, so everything should be the same as usual.

However, due to Covid-19, the supplies from Japan may take much longer to arrive to the U.S. Also, Japan Post announce that they will not make a delivery to some countries. There is a possibility of "running out" of inventory if this situation continues. If you plan to purchase Sashiko supplies, please make sure to place when they are available.

I appreciate your understanding & interest in Sashiko.

Stay Safe & Enjoy Sashiko.
Atsushi

+++++++++++++

We strive to provide the best Sashiko supplies & Sashiko artworks based on our 30+ experience in Sashiko.

**Sashiko Thread does matter**
Our Sashiko threads are specially designed for the Sashiko purpose. Some threads are dyed with Natural Vege/Herb. The better Sashiko thread will result in the more beautiful stitching. There are many reasons we call it "Sashiko thread".

We also provide some Sashiko fabric, Sashiko art pieces, and small bags and accessories. Enjoy the great quality of our supplies & art from long-lasting tradition.

[Note about International Shipping - outside of the USA]
*Atsushi will make a shipment of the orders to be delivered to the US address from PA. Keiko will make a shipment of the orders delivered to the Japanese address and other International addresses, from Japan.

[About Free Domestic shipping]
We offer free shipping for the order of more than $35.00 in total. If the order is less than 1 lb, the package will be shipped in "First-Class" mail (even if the system only let you choose the priority one). Thank you for understanding.

[What is Sashiko?]
*Sashiko is a form of hand-stitching developed in Japan. It looks similar to the embroidery, but developed in unique reasons & purposes, emphasizing on strengthening the fabric. We believe the technique and culture of Sashiko can be applied to existing quilting and patchwork. You may learn more about Sashiko by following us. Thank you!


Atsushi Futatsuya
Keiko Futatsuya

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    About UpcycleStitches

    Sales 1,112
    On Etsy since 2012

    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.

    • Nana Sashiko

      Tokyo, Japan

      Learning Sashiko as a student of Upcycle Stitches, this is her debut as a Sashiko artisan.

    • 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

    Shop policies

    More information

    Last updated on Jan 4, 2020
    Frequently asked questions
    Custom and personalized orders

    We would happily take a commission work. Please contact us for more information. Please be advised that our work is all done by hands.

    Care instructions

    [Natural Dye Sashiko thread]

    Please avoid any detergent with bleach or similar chemical in it. Please use the Neutral detergent when you are in need of washing. Some dye process requires the chemical reaction, and any oxidation or reduction may change or wash out the color. Hand-wash is recommended for the first few times.

    Wholesale availability

    No, we do not offer wholesale due to keeping the price low. We may able to give you the bulk discount. Please contact us for more details.