Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

potd - Hikite

I do mean to post more often  but the days slide by!  We've had some antique hikite in the shop for a long time these are the last three. Hikite are door handles for sliding fusuma doors. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

potd - Life Paper Company

I've started stocking a small selection of writing paper and notebooks from the Life Stationery Company. The company began in Tokyo in 1946 and still uses the same classic designs.  I've even got typewriter paper - I couldn't resist! I might not tempt anyone to bring out their old Underwood but maybe the art of the handwritten letter isn't completely dead (!?)  and the notebooks are bound by hand and beautiful quality. I love these.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

potd - Cotton and Paper

I'm just making up a parcel to send to the UK - hundred year old Japanese  fabrics and papers continuing on their travels...

Monday, July 20, 2015

potd - More Washi

More  of the new paper that I've just put out ... wrapping paper, handmade blank postcards and origami paper.

Friday, July 17, 2015

potd - Chiyogami

I've just puts out lots of new paper including more origami and chiyogami - including these designs:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

potd - Old Vest Lining

When I was going through some old plain indigo I came across this patched vest lining. Just a little bit boro and with lots of potential.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

potd - Japanese Quilting Fabric

Quilting fabrics in traditional Japanese patterns. All 100% cotton and made in Japan.

Friday, July 10, 2015

In the News

Thank you to the Mercury's Tasweekend magazine for including us in 'Three of the Best Fabric Shops'

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

potd - Obi Details

Details of some  obis in the shop at the moment...

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.