My name is Atsushi Futatsuya. I am a Sashiko artist.
Sashiko (刺し子）is a form of stitching developed in Japan many years ago to repair the worn-out fabric.
With my mother Keiko, also a Sashiko artist with 30+ years of experience, I established a project to introduce Sashiko culture to the world.
Our goals are simple:
- Make Sashiko technique available to anyone in the world.
- Share the beauty of repurposing and upcycle
- Influence the world, even a bit, with sharing how Sashiko mindset can better off our life
It is challenging for us to achieve these goals since we would need a financial stability. If I charge a fortune of money to make online tutorial videos, then Sashiko may not be shared with "anyone."
Then, I found this service, Patreon.
If we can focus on actual works, such as making Sashiko art pieces, filming and editing the video, and writing about Sashiko culture, our goals will come true sooner than we expected.
Your support is very much appreciated. We would like to make sure that you will get some returns to your action. Please feel free to contact me if there is anything we can do regarding Sashiko.
A list of posts to introduce us better.
- What makes us Special and Unique - Boro