Thursday, July 2, 2015

potd - Theatre Postcards

Old pre-war theatre postcards. The first one is dated 1920.  The living room scene is my favourite - I'm not sure what's going on there!



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

potd - Yukata Fabric

Cheery summer yukata fabric for a chilly winter's day.



Tuesday, June 30, 2015

potd - Dishes

I'm always looking for something for my photo of the day  - these designs are from small, cheap, everyday dishes that we have in the shop at the moment.







Friday, June 26, 2015

potd - Patches

I'm ironing up pieces of old indigo cotton (sorry, the colour is never right in the photos). The patched pieces are my favourites...








Thursday, June 25, 2015

potd - Notions

Notions... Japanese thimbles,  old and new Japanese and Australian buttons and  wonderful  Japanese bronze zips .




Wednesday, June 24, 2015

potd - Black Kimono Silk

Most of the black kimono silk we have by the metre is plain or has a pattern in the weave - here are a few exceptions...






Monday, June 22, 2015

potd - Printed Shibori Boro

This is a post-war patched and stitched futon cover panel  in the make-do boro tradition. At a distance it looks like shibori dyeing but is actually printed.  This is for sale on my website or in the shop.