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This little shop is an effort to share my passion for Japanese Textiles with the world. I am a long time textile artist and kimono enthusiast with a great interest in traditional Japanese culture and crafts. I have dabbled in Ikenobo Ikebana, Tea Ceremony and Sumi-e painting but am always dragged back to the allure and depth of japanese textiles. The hours and hours it takes to make just a patch of Shibori fabric, or the months it takes to create a Yuzen dyed kimono amazes me to no end.

Over the years the usage of vintage Japanese textiles in crafts has spread much farther than Japan with the art of Chirimen sewing and Japanese Patchwork crafts gaining a huge following all over the world. With this shop I hope to help continue the tradition of recycling the beautiful textiles of vintage Japanese Kimono that can no longer be worn in a traditional kimono ensemble into new and…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 7
  • Joined April 20, 2012

Favorite materials

roketsuzome or japanese batik

About

This little shop is an effort to share my passion for Japanese Textiles with the world. I am a long time textile artist and kimono enthusiast with a great interest in traditional Japanese culture and crafts. I have dabbled in Ikenobo Ikebana, Tea Ceremony and Sumi-e painting but am always dragged back to the allure and depth of japanese textiles. The hours and hours it takes to make just a patch of Shibori fabric, or the months it takes to create a Yuzen dyed kimono amazes me to no end.

Over the years the usage of vintage Japanese textiles in crafts has spread much farther than Japan with the art of Chirimen sewing and Japanese Patchwork crafts gaining a huge following all over the world. With this shop I hope to help continue the tradition of recycling the beautiful textiles of vintage Japanese Kimono that can no longer be worn in a traditional kimono ensemble into new and interesting items.

Where my materials come from and yardage:

The fabric panels and quilting squares featured in my store come from recycling no longer wearable kimono . As a kimono enthusiast I just don't have the heart to take apart a kimono that could still be worn. Since this is the case, the actual size and quantitiy of each item will vary as I am not working with a full, un-damaged, kimono or obi.

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