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Ms. Lewis from Boston MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Bring Japanese Culture to Our Makerspace

Help me give my students sashiko embroidery thread, flour-sack towels, and sashiko needles to make traditional Japanese embroidery.

  • $278 goal

This project expired on June 4, 2019.

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My Students

My students are amazing. Each and every one of them are scholars. They are socially conscious and academically inclined. They are readers, artists, scientists and engineers. My students attend the library not only for academic purposes, but also to participate in the many community outreach programs we offer. As a librarian, I am determined to create a welcoming environment for all students so they have to opportunity to exchange ideas, learn from one another, and grow as a community. We hope to increase our MakerSpace with your help!

My Project

Sashiko is traditional Japanese embroidery that I would like Japanese language students in my school to learn. Students will use the flour-sack towels, Sashiko needles and Sashiko thread to learn about the history of this ancient art.

Students will have an opportunity to experience this Japanese craft first hand.

Actively participating in embroidery is proven to relax the mind, increase coordination and foster creativity. Sashiko embroidery also has a practical side. It was first used as a way of mending torn article of clothing. Because the post mending was so beautiful, Sashiko became popular as an art form. It is no becoming very popular around the word today.

Ms. Lewis
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Antique Sashiko Sampler-Perle size#8 • Amazon Business $20.49 5 $102.45
Utopia Kitchen 12 Pack Flour-Sack Towels - 100% Pure Ring Spun Cotton Kitchen Towels - Multi-Purpose - Highly Absorbent • Amazon Business $15.94 4 $63.76
Tulip Long Sashiko Needles Assorted Tube of 6 • Amazon Business $7.32 5 $36.60

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