Sashiko: A Japanese Needlework Art

A hands-on online workshop with sashiko artist Atsushi Futatsuya.

Nov. 22, 2022-Jan. 23, 2023

Join sashiko artisan Atsushi Futatsuya in this exclusive FCCEAS NCTA workshop. Learn more about Atsushi and his mother, Keiko, here

This is a largely asynchronous experience. Participants will have exclusive access to instructional videos to learn at your own pace, small-group synchronous online meetings with Atsushi to help you as you create your project (scheduled directly with Atsushi in late Nov. through early Jan.), and a synchronous webinar on the history and practices of this traditional art. Participants will receive all the materials needed to complete one sashiko project.

  • Indigo Dyed Fabric | Cotton 100% / About 27" x 11" | Asanoha pattern pre-printed
  • Cotton Poplin Fabric (for fabric backing) / About 27" x 11"
  • Fusible Interfacing | 24.5" 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)
  • 1 Chalk Pencil

Additional materials may be purchased from Atsushi’s online store at

Participants who complete the needlework project, participate in the synchronous webinar on sashiko history and practices, and submit a short reflection paper on lessons learned and classroom application will receive a professional development certificate of completion for 20 contact hours. Sashiko materials will arrive before Thanksgiving 2022, and the synchronous webinar will be on January 10, 7-8:30pm.

Apply here

Limited to 20 participants. Contact if you have questions.