Kumadori Talks

I am pleased to tell you that from 2022 I will be doing illustrated talks about Japanese textiles and kimonos.

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Welcome to KAOS

I have joined KAOS- a group of professional, semi-professional and experienced artists living and working in the Kingston area.

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Handmade Festival at Hampton Court was hot hot HOT

A big thank you to all those who came and said “hello” to Kumadori at the Hampton Court Handmade Festival last weekend.  As always, I met very interesting and interested people, many of whom tried on the scarves and looked (and felt) fabulous!


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A real treasure found

Silk thread maybe very strong but it’s easily decayed if not looked after. Very fortunately I have found some Japanese Ecclesiastical silk skeins in perfect condition. These will have come from a Temple and are still in their original paper packet.

I can’t wait to use them.

FREE tickects to Hampton Court Handmade Festival

I have  some free tickets for the Hampton Court Handmade Festival for anyone on my mailing list.

If you are interested to come on Friday 13th/14th/15th September just contact me.



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Wonderful kimonos hand delivered from Japan

Yoshi and Sachiyo live in a 100 year old house which still had a store of possessions from the original owners.

It is going to be hard to take these apart but then they will make equisite pieces.

Friends bring kimonos from Japan