Hi, I'm Alison.
Originally from Australia, I married a Japanese man and have now lived in Japan for several decades, so I consider this my second home. I fell in love with sashiko when I first arrived here and am thrilled to see how much it has grown in popularity all around the world.
Now with the help of the internet (yes, I am that old – the internet didn’t exist when I first arrived here!), sharing this passion with like-minded people has never been easier. I don’t pretend to be an expert sashiko stitcher, but I think I more than make up for it with enthusiasm. A literary translator by trade, I use my language skills to explore the contemporary sashiko scene in Japan and share it with English speakers.
Please join me on my adventures!