Sashiko: A Japanese Needlework Art hands-on online workshop

Sashiko: A Japanese Needlework Art

A hands-on online workshop for K-12 educators with sashiko artist Atsushi Futatsuya

May 15-July 15, 2021

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. Beginning in late May, participants will have exclusive access to instructional videos to learn at your own pace. In June participants will have the option to join small-group synchronous online meetings with Atsushi to help you as you create your project. Several required short readings on sashiko as well as discussion forums will be available on the workshop Moodle for the duration of the workshop. The workshop concludes with a synchronous webinar, tentatively scheduled for July 8, 1-3pm ET, on sashiko history and practices.

Materials needed to complete one sashiko project will be mailed directly to participants before Memorial Day. Additional materials may be purchased from Atsushi’s online store at

Participants who make progress on the needlework project, complete the short required readings, participate in the synchronous webinar on sashiko history and practices, respond to Moodle forum discussion prompts, and submit a short reflection paper on lessons learned and classroom application will receive a professional development certificate of completion for 20 contact hours. 

Limited to 20 participants. We welcome teachers from any subject and at all grade levels.  

Update: We have reached the maximum of 20 applicants for the fall/winter session. Please complete this form if you would like to be placed on the waitlist for fall/winter.