May 16, 2019

Boro Wovens Now In Store

As detailed in an earlier blog post, Boro Stitching is the Japanese folk-art of reinforcing items of clothing or bedding with spare or would-be-discarded scraps of […]
April 15, 2019
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Japan Group Textile Tour

TOUR NOW FULLY BOOKED Travel Counsellors, in conjunction with Inside Japan Tours, are very pleased to be organising a wonderful 16-day Textile Tour of Japan, departing […]
March 6, 2019
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Block of the Month Sashiko Quilt: ‘Traditions’.

Sign up to participate in the Indigo Niche Block of the Month quilt: the Traditions sashiko boro quilt. Traditions is a fabulous quilt by Sue Howie that […]
October 5, 2018

Making A Lovely Sashiko Table Cloth

I have just completed a sashiko table cloth for my balcony table… and I absolutely love the result. One of my favourite sashiko motifs is Shippo-tsunagi, […]
August 30, 2018
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Boro Textiles — An Appreciation

The raw simplicity and functional beauty of the boro artform is something that I’ve adored for some time. I get a lot of questions about its […]
July 31, 2018
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Natural-dyed Sashiko Threads from Keiko Futatsuya

For a number of years, I have been a great admirer—and proud stockist—of Keiko Futatsuya’s sashiko threads, which she produces in limited batches of colour using […]
July 9, 2018

New Sashiko Designs In Store

I’ve been quite busy experimenting with a variety of sashiko and boro design concepts for table runners, some traditional and some modern, two of which are […]
June 26, 2018

Sashiko — Origins and Designs

Sashiko — An Appreciation I have been fascinated by the beautiful art-form of Sashiko for more than two decades, conducting workshops and featuring its motifs in […]
June 19, 2018

The Quilter’s Treasure Box — Stash Building Essentials

Announcing The Quilter’s Treasure Box If you are an ardent quilter and looking for an inexpensive way to increase your stash with beautiful, high quality fabrics, […]