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Shibori - A Local Interpretation.

 

We recently got in touch with our friend Jane Postle to check out some of her locally-made Shibori.

Shibori has never been too far from our thoughts. During our travels through Japan earlier this year, we were very impressed by the Arimatsu Shibori Kaikan, a Shibori museum in Arimatsu, Nagoya

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After the Perth Craft & Quilt Fair wrapped up, I jotted down some highlights from a wonderful hand-sewing retreat that we hosted in March. We only wish that we could hold events like this more often!

 

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In late January we embarked on one of our semi-regular visits to Japan. We like to be exposed to the true cultural roots of our chosen craft as much as we can, and to pick up bits of inspiration for our designs along the way. This year's trip was motivated by a need to recharge our batteries as much as anything else. We had just finished a refit of our beloved workshop after the brutal storm that hit Brisbane last November, so we were due for a break.

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Boro Jacket - A Real Find

 

While travelling through Yokohama on a recent trip I stumbled across something truly amazing. I'm not normally swayed to purchase something so readily when I'm out browsing and sight-seeing, but I just couldn't resist this gorgeous find: A Boro Jacket.   

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