Sashiko Intensive: From Core + Essence to Application + Practice • June 28 – 30, 10 am – 4 pm • Atsushi Futatsuya; SOLD OUT

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Atsushi Futatsuya, Guest Teaching Artist

3 days • June 28 – 30, 2024

10 am – 4 pm, daily


Register by April 1, 2024 for the special EARLY BIRD rate: $850
Nonmembers: $975, Members: $877.5

Payment plans and scholarships available. For questions, reach out to Cristin McKnight Sethi:

To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the Textile Center Scholarship Application.

Join Textile Center for a special Guest Teaching Artist workshop with Atsushi Futatsuya, a third-generation sashiko artist from a renowned sashiko family in Gifu prefecture, Japan.

In this intensive stitching workshop, learn the most important element in sashiko stitching: unshin (needle movement). Explore the history of sashiko and its role in cultural practice in Japan. After formal teaching of the “core and essence” of sashiko on the first day under the direction of Atsushi, students will begin to develop their own rhythm in stitching. Apply unshin to a favorite garment while learning other elements of Sashiko such as hitomezashi.

All levels are welcome. No sashiko or hand-stitching experience required.

Students are required to purchase class materials through the instructor’s website in advance of the class, approximately $150.
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Info for out-of-town guests:

For our out of town guests, nearby accommodations are available with our partner hotel, Hampton Inn and Suites, University Ave. in Minneapolis.  For the special Textile Center rate and more info, visit our website here:

Instructor Bio:

Born as the third generation of a surviving sashiko family in Gifu prefecture, Atsushi Futatsuya grew up with sashiko surrounded by thread, needles, and lots of fabrics. He launched the “Sashi.Co” project with his mother, Keiko, who has over the thirty-year experience of sashiko stitching as a platform to introduce their masterful works. Starting in 2017, Atsushi introduced the beauty and philosophy of Sashiko to the world through his website and workshops as “Sashiko Story”. | @sashikostory

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Withdrawal Policy

If your notice of withdrawal is received by the early bird deadline for this workshop, you will receive a 50% refund of your workshop fee. Due to the scheduling nature of these classes and arrangements for instructors, no refunds are available after that. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation to Textile Center for any forfeited tuition. Please make this request in writing to

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Pricing options

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