I have joined KAOS- a group of professional, semi-professional and experienced artists living and working in the Kingston area.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I am now back from an amazing trip to Japan on the Kimono and fabric trail.
The annual Contemporary Textiles Fair held from March 22-24 this year was a splendid array of textile artists and makers of which I was proud to be part.
Traditional Japanese jewellery comprised of hair ornaments and or single carved beads (known as … Read more
Four friends took up the offer to come and find their own fabric combinations … Read more