Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In Store...

Just a few photos from around the shop. Please note that unless I mention otherwise the items I show in my 'in store' posts are in my Kingston Beach shop, not my online shop. I'm sorry this has caused some confusion. But you are always very welcome to email me and enquire about any of the items posted in my blog.

We always have silk shibori by the metre. Some of these are online and I will add some more.

And a lovely silk shibori haori:

I love buttons. We've got old and new, Japanese and Australian, matched and mismatched...

These are the Japanese dressmaking scissors that I use myself in the shop. They just feel beautiful to use. I'll be putting these online soon.

We always have paper mizuhiki in the shop and online. Wonderful for special Christmas cards and wrappings.

Some  'Year of the Ox' ceramic bells...

We have a few lovely hand-stitched temari balls at the moment:

And a grumpy  Daruma made out of seashells:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

1913 Taisho Obi Design Book

I  am selling this wonderful old design book on my website (link below).  It's a book of original handpainted  full size  obi weaving designs which have been pasted onto old bookkeeping records and bound.  It measures 37cm x 50cm and has around 140 different designs; the photos here are only a small sample.   The cover reads:  'Design Book , 2nd year of Taisho (1913), 7th volume, Miyake Sei Shoten'.  Miyake Sei Shoten was a clothing and fabric shop in central Kyoto which sadly closed last year. This album of designs is from their archive.

If you're interested in this album  it is  listed on my online shop here, or you can contact me directly.