Atsushi & Keiko Futatsuya

is creating Sashiko Art and Sashiko Tutorials & Storytelling Page
Select a membership level
Join our Sashiko Story Community
$5
per month

Unlock exclusive "patron only" contents.

Includes


Join our Sashiko community with other patrons. I will answer questions regarding Sashiko history, culture, and mindset.

Thank you!

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
Merch Discount
$10
per month

Enjoy the full Sashiko stories and then 10% off of Sashiko supplies when you would like to enjoy Sashiko with your own hands.


Includes

You will get the 10% discount code on most of the Sashiko supply and materials on our website. (https://upcyclestitches.com/)

*10% Discount will not be applied to "one-of-a-kind" Sashiko piece. The discount is applicable up to the $80 order amount. 


  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Discount code (will be emailed to you on request).
Delivery of Sashiko Surprise
Limited (7 remaining)
$25
per month

Comes to think of it, "Sharing the Sashiko we practice" is my goal. Why don't we share what we use, enjoy, and play with to you periodically.


 The benefit says "monthly" but the actual package will be delivered "Every 2 month (after receiving 2 pledge)" to enrich the contents by saving shipping fee. 


I will deliver the items retail-valued equal or more than what you gave me for the pledge. So, every package, I try to enclose something equal to $40.00. If one package is less valued than $40.00, I will make sure to put something valuable in the next package. The purpose is surprise you with the supply, tool, and whatever we use for the Sashiko we practice.


*This is a return for your support. If you have specific items, supplies or Sashiko related goods you would like to have, please visit our web store. I promise to deliver as valuable as your pledge. However, I cannot guarantee that it will be something you would like to get. 


*This tier is designed for the US residence. However, anyone who lives in the country where Japan Post deliver the package can join this tier. The package contents may be less valued depends on the shipping fee, but we are happy to have you here to share the surprise.



Includes


  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons


40

patrons

About Atsushi & Keiko Futatsuya

Hello,

My name is Atsushi Futatsuya. I am a Sashiko artisan born in a Sashiko family, in Japan. Sashiko (刺し子)is a form of stitching developed in Japan many years ago. The original purpose of Sashiko was to strengthen the (thinned or poor) fabrics. They also practiced stitching to repair the worn-out fabric and patchworking the small swatches of fabrics. Regardless, the Sashiko's core resides in a process of stitching. 

With my mother Keiko, also a Sashiko artisan with 30+ years of experience, we established a project (Sashi_Co) to share the Sashiko we have been practicing with appreciation and respect to the Japanese traditions. 

Our goals are simple:
  • Make the Sashiko technique & wisdom we practice available to anyone in the world.
  • Share the beauty of repurposing and upcycling.
  • Influence the world, even a bit, with sharing how Sashiko may better off our life.

It is a big challenge for us to achieve these goals since the hand-made (especially textile) industry is difficult to make enough living expense, yet we would need to devote most of our time to make it happen. 

Then, our long-time supporters (friends) recommended this platform, Patreon. 
When we can focus on the actual Sashiko works, such as making the Sashiko (art) pieces, filming and editing the Tutorials & Stories video, and writing about Sashiko culture on the website & here, our goals may be achieved sooner than we are currently working.

Your support is very much appreciated. 
 
[Update July 2019]

Atsushi has been sharing a lot of Sashiko stories (wisdom) in IG and FB. After a serious consideration, we decided to share the photos & full-stories as the patron-only content here. Please consider joining our community, and let me know your requests so we can fulfill your curiosity.

To understand how to enjoy Patreon better, please check this article.
https://upcyclestitches.com/sashiko-patreon-be-patron-for-our-sashiko/

[Sashiko Resources]

What is Sashiko? (with Overview tutorial)
https://upcyclestitches.com/sashiko/

Reasons why do we ask for support from you.

Sashiko Information Map / Directory (Patron Only Contents)
https://www.patreon.com/posts/28523949





Goals
40 of 200 patrons
Keiko and Atsushi sometimes do a "part-time job" to earn money for life-related necessary expense. 

Achieving this 1K goal will provide us the peace in our mind and let us work on the Sashiko project more and more. Keiko will produce more Sashiko arts (which are going to be available online) and Atsushi will make more videos / articles regarding Sashiko tutorials.

Thank you for supporting our back.
1 of 3

Recent posts by Atsushi & Keiko Futatsuya

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 76 exclusive posts
93
Images
10
Writings
5
Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 76 exclusive posts
93
Images
10
Writings
5
Videos
How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits