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2024 Online Sashiko Class | Core & Essence

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【Important Information】

Thank you for your interest in learning Sashiko with/from us via our Online Sashiko Class [Core & Essence]. In order to offer sufficient support, I set a maximum numbers of participants per week/month. If you see "Sold Out" on this page, it means that the Online Sashiko Class is unavailable for certain period (usually a few weeks to a month). In that case, please fill out the waiting list.

[Waiting List for Online Sashiko Class - [Core & Essence]

Thank you for your understaindg & continuous support.

Learn Sashiko Online - Whenever you can & Wherever you live.

Now, we offer "As you watch" Online Sashiko Class (Lectures are recorded and offered Online). Please read carefully below to learn what I offer. I am looking forward to sharing the Sashiko we have been practicing.

How we proceed Online Sashiko Class

1. Please expect a welcome email & a package of all the necessary materials for the online class from us. The contents of the Material Package are listed toward the end of this page.

2. Please find the links to the recorded videos for the workshop on the Email & the letter in the package.

The workshop videos consists of 3 parts on Vimeo.

  • Section.1 - Understanding Sashiko - Lecture of Sashiko history and background.
  • Section.2 - Unshin (運針)Lecture - How to use the thimble and the needle to make "rhythmical stitching" happen
  • Section.3 - Sashiko Stitching Basics - How to proceed & enjoy Sashiko stitching with Asano-ha pattern.

In order to fully understand & enjoy Sashiko, we strongly recommend watching all the videos in order of 1→2→3. The Section (2) is the most important section to learn [Core & Essence] in our Sashiko. Sashiko is not about making one good/perfect stitch. It is about moving the needle as you feel, then you will see many beautiful stitches just "happened". The videos are about 3 hours length in total. However, I strongly recommend re-watch the video as you practice stitching, especially Section (2). Please expect 3 hours to 15 hours of learning (stitching) to be comfortable with the lessons I would like to deliver.

This Online Sashiko Class DOES NOT include the section describing such contents below. Some of the information below are already on Youtube to review, and if you would like to have some comprehensive version, please check the Course on Domestika. In Domestika Course, I do not cover the [Core & Essence])

  • How to prepare the fabric (How to transfer & draw the pattern and such) : Available on our Youtube Channel.
  • How to finish the materials (only focusing on Sashiko part)
  • How to apply Sashiko to Visual & Invisible Mending.

*The reason I do not include the topics above in the [Core & Essence] is that I do not consider them as "Sashiko". It is another process to enjoy Sashiko - but not Sashiko itself.

Again, this workshop is a online version of 6 hours+ workshop I do in-person to share the Essence and Core of Japanese Sashiko we practice. You will learn how to use the thimble, the needle, and move them with rhythm as we do. I will, of course, answer any kinds of questions regarding Sashiko.

3. Join one of the "Online Live Session" to meet Atsushi, and make sure you learned the "core" of Sashiko stitching. We will check you hand-posture. It will be like a type of Virtual Live Class. Please read the procedure of "How to prepare to join the Live Session" (which you will receive after taking the Online Class) and make a reservation for the date and time you would like to participates. The session will be about 30 to 60 minutes, focusing on each participants.

The Live Session will complete the Online Sashiko Class. You will receive one privelege to join "Sashiko Monthly Gathering (Live-Style)" . Most of the general questions are answered by the Online Session, but I understand that the questions will be keep coming up even after that. I will be available over the email to answer your questions & Follow-Up Website.

*If it is extremely difficult to join the Online Live Session due to your busy schedule, I understand that. In that case, the participant can send me a video of him/her stitching as I introduced in the workshop. The person has a year to join the Online session or to send me a video for checking. I am afraid but the prerequisite will not be effective until Atsushi actually confirm the stitching the way the participant does.

Workshop Materials Contents

*The First-Class shipping is included. The shipping upgrade is available. For the international shipping (Outside of USA), please choose the option of 【Non-US Address】so that we do not have to go through sending separate invoice for the extra shipping fee.

What is included in the package:

  • Indigo Dyed Fabric | Cotton 100% / About 27" x 11" | Asanoha pattern pre-printed
  • Cotton Poplin Fabric (for back fabric usgae) / About 27" x 11"
  • Indigo Dyed Fabric, small swatches
  • White Sashiko Thread | 145 meter | Cotton 100% |
  • 3 Sashiko needles and 1 Sashiko thimble
  • Itomaki Bobbin Paper (For keeping Sashiko thread in a good shape) - Updated Version in 2021
  • 1 Chalk Pencil
  • 1 Surprise Item

*Starting 2024, I do not include the Fusible Interfacing I talk about in the Online Class Video to keep our Online Class fee. The fusible Interfacing doesn't have to be specific unlike other materials in the box. Depends on how you use the stitched fabric, you may not need the interfacing. Therefore, please get the Interfacing from your local store, or even Amazon, when you need one. Thank you for your understanding.

Important Note for Online Sashiko Class

Please take a moment to read the notes below. Your contribution to maintain the Online Sashiko Class is very much appreciated.

  • The videos for the Sashiko Online Class are available for a year starting from the day you sign up. Not available for Download (so please don't try). After the first year, I am planning to ask participants to pay a small fee, if they are still interested in watching. This fee will be used to keep us update the workshop videos & use the video-chat platform (as of now, we use "zoom').
  • Please respect the copyrights. Once you complete your registration, we will send you a password to access the video.s We will also add you the the specially designated mailing list for the Online Sashiko Class subscribers. I will change the password every month, so please make sure that you receive the email from us.
  • Once the Password is sent out via Email and/or in the package, NO cancellation & NO refund will be available. If you would like to cancel the class, please contact me before I offer the official email (which can be sent within a few hours to upto 48 hours). I will send it mannually.
  • It is my goal to share Sashiko to as many people as possible. I even feel that, If I get a patron who covers all of my expenses, I would like to offer the workshop free. Until that, you as the participant are the patron for our journey.
    • I am scared. : The last thing I would like to experience (unfortunatelly, which is happening right now) is that someone "who doesn't understand what we do" watching the tutorial-videos and get "what they want to learn" instead of "what I would like to share with." Unfortunately, we as human tend to listen to only the things we would like to listen, and see only the things we would like to see. It is the risk I was thinking over and over if I should offer the Online Sashiko Class like this. I do not want to spread only the "quick technique of Sashiko". What I would like to deliver is the whole experience of mindful, beautiful, and fulfilling Sashiko. Your support to maintain the Sashiko community without misunderstanding & misuse of what we are proud of would be very much appreciated.

Also, please read another article about the "Sashiko Online Workshop - Term and Condition" to fully understand what I would like to do. Thank you very much for your understanding.

[Last Edit: May 7th 2023]

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