LynnWatt

Vintage kimono silk fabric cushions, pillows & homeware

Brighton, United Kingdom · 380 Sales

LynnWatt

Vintage kimono silk fabric cushions, pillows & homeware

Brighton, United Kingdom 380 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(171)
Shop owner

Lynn Watt

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Announcement   Welcome to the home of the best vintage kimono fabric cushions, pillows and accessories. Please note, I am away on holiday at the moment so the shop is only open for browsing. You are welcome to purchase items but I will not begin to process these orders until my return on August 8th, 2016. Thank you!

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 25, 2016

Welcome to the home of the best vintage kimono fabric cushions, pillows and accessories. Please note, I am away on holiday at the moment so the shop is only open for browsing. You are welcome to purchase items but I will not begin to process these orders until my return on August 8th, 2016. Thank you!

Lynn Watt

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Lynn Watt

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(171)
Hideo

Hideo on Jun 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful cushion, beautifully made and packaged with care! Thank you very much for your kindness throughout the process.

elesea

elesea on Jun 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning artistry and craftsmanship! Beautiful and elegant, will definitely be ordering more in the future :)

elesea

elesea on Jun 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning artistry and craftswomanship. I love them so much I have already ordered more. Lynn is very friendly and communicative and makes ordering very easy.

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Updates

Sold! To the lady in Washington! Our Summer Sale is still on but things are going fast so hurry if you don't want to miss out. Sale ends Sunday.
Did you know all our kimono cushions come carefully wrapped 'obi' style? Perfect for sending as a special gift! Plus we still have our summer sale on - don't miss it!
I love it when unique items coordinate perfectly with other unique items! Beautiful grey meisen (ikat) silk pillow new in store now!
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About

A Passion for Pillows!

I make unique and beautiful cushions made from genuine vintage kimono fabric. These cushions aren’t really meant to be sat on, the material is far too special, but are intended as works of art, preserving ancient techniques for years to come.

In-between the school run, family life and running a busy home, you will find me in my studio where I am surrounded by the fabrics I have collected, making beautiful cushions and other unique accessories for the home.

My cushions are made from kimono from the 1950′s to the 1980′s. I carefully select fabrics taken from de-constructed kimono, direct from Japan – all are of exquisite quality and design; some surprisingly graphic and Eames inspired , others hand-painted or heavily embroidered from wedding kimono. I carefully crop the patterns to look good as cushions and sew these into a precious article of desire. Sometimes cutting the fabric can be very painful! A whole kimono is constructed from just one roll of fabric called a silk bolt or ‘tanmono’. It is an exact length and width and nothing gets wasted. This in turn denotes the finished size of my cushions!

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  • Lynn Watt

    Owner, Designer Maker

    Kimono silk is my passion and I cannot live without it! I have been selling as Ribbonreal on Etsy for over four year now. It's the perfect creative outlet after giving up my job as a magazine Art Director to become a full time mother of twins.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 22, 2016
* I love to 'keep it real', therefore I do not 'photoshop' my photographs and I work sympathetically with vintage materials, respecting the age and history of the cloth.

* I will happily undertake commissions - just get in touch!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment for purchases and commissions is required upfront before dispatch.
* Please note VAT or any other sales tax is not included on any of my items as I am not VAT registered or registered to collect any form of sales tax. This is normal in the UK and dependant on the size of business. The notification beneath each item price is Etsy generated and has been applied generically to all items on Etsy.
Shipping
Regrettably due the significant rises in postage costs in the UK, our shipping prices have had to increase, in some cases beyond belief! I am aware that many of my customers are in far off places and I would hate to alienate people due to these costs. My costs are for first class mail which delivers within 1-3 days in the UK, and 5-10 days elsewhere. If you are in no hurry to receive your item and would like a reduced postage price, please contact me, however do be aware that your item could then take up to 28 days to arrive! If you wish to upgrade the level of posting method (at extra cost) please contact me when you make your initial purchase. Tracked shipping is also available on request at extra cost. Please get in touch for details.

All items are wrapped as environmentally as possible with care taken to protect your purchase on it's journey.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURNS
You have 7 days, from receipt, to notify me if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item. When returning an item, the postage and packaging cost must be covered by the buyer. The item must be returned in its' original condition.

Please note: any items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements cannot be returned or refunded

* If you are not happy with your purchase I would like to find out why before we agree on returns - I am only a small shop and cannot fund returns. Sorry.

LOST POST
Sadly, Ribbonreal cannot take responsibility for items damaged or lost in the post. Utmost care is taken to package the items safely. They are a labour of love with many cushions being completely unique (and irreplaceable) and I would be as distressed as you if anything happened to them! If you wish to upgrade the level of posting method (at extra cost) please contact me when you make your initial purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Kimono commissions are gladly taken! If you can't find what you're looking for here, I may be able to source something more suitable to your taste! Just contact me at lynn.watt [!at] hotmail.com and we'll take it from there.