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Conversations Series 3, Episode 4 ‘Japanese Stitchery Now: Story of Sashiko Today with speaker Atsushi Futatsuya’

March 31, 2022 @ 10:00 - 11:00

In Atsushi’s words, “Sashiko is more than just ‘technique:’ While teaching Sashiko in English, sharing stories about Sashiko on SNS, I realize that the Sashiko introduced in English is NOT wrong, but insufficient. In fact, they are missing the most delicious part of the essence of Sashiko. With sharing stories about the Sashiko we practice, I would like to share how Sashiko is interestingly translated to the Western world. Sashiko is a Japanese word, and therefore it has a deep relation to Japanese Culture.”

Atsushi will be presenting from Pennsylvania, USA, and Yoshiko will be facilitating from Leicester, UK. Watch LIVE via Zoom. 15 min. at the end of this talk will be dedicated to our 2nd Stitch-in Social where we will all chat and stitch together. No formal instruction. Bring cloth, a needle, thread, and a palm thimble if you have one.

On the same day, SFS will be opening its studio and garden to the community for our 2nd Annual Garden Sale & Potluck, and an opportunity for those of you in the SF Bay Area to enjoy this presentation together in person with fellow registrants, SFS staff, and WSN board members!

Atsushi Futatsuya

Born into the third generation of a surviving Sashiko family in Gifu prefecture. He grew up with Sashiko, surrounded by thread, needles and lots of fabric. He launched the “Sashi.Co” project with his mother, Keiko, who has over forty years of experience with Sashiko stitching, to introduce their masterful works. Starting in 2017, he introduced the beauty and concept of Sashiko to the world through his storytelling and workshops.





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March 31, 2022
10:00 - 11:00


Zoom Event


Slow Fiber Studios & World Shibori Network