Sashiko books are now in!

I’ve just listed two new sashiko books direct from Japan, Sashiko no Hon and Sashiko no Hana Fukin. These are great little books to have on hand if you are just starting out with sashiko or want some colorful inspriation. They are full of color photos showing finished projects and how-to instructions. These are both…

At last! New sashiko items in stock

I’m trying not to crash both of my computers right now with photo uploads and listing new items, but all the new sashiko thread colors, kits and books should be up in the Etsy shop within the next 36 hours. If you’ve never tried sashiko, now is a great time!  The sashiko items I carry…

Spring Sale now up

The current sale in the Etsy shop is 20% off all quilting cottons from In The Beginning, Kona Bay and Robert Kaufman. I need to make room for new bolts coming next month so jump on in and stock up! Sale runs from today, March 15 until April 15, 2009.

Japanese Fishermen’s Coats from Awaji Island

Japanese Fishermen’s Coats from Awaji Island (Fowler Museum Textile Series 5) arrived on my doorstep this morning, just in time for a leisurely read over tea and breakfast. And what an enjoyable read it was! This slim volume starts off with an historical essay by Luke Roberts, Fishing Villages in Northern Awaji, about the life…

March updates

Sorry for the long absence, our internet connection was iffy due to a slowly dying wireless router, which has now been usurped. I replaced our old, UFO-shaped Apple AirPort with a newer model (AirPort Extreme) and feel pretty pleased with its performance so far. No more dropped connections or endless spinning wheels of doom whilst…