Sashiko Rainbow Waves

My approach to stitching the traditional Seigaiha Wave design with variegated sashiko thread

Meiji Ningyo Restoration, part II

Loading the doll and his glass case into the back seat of my car, I wedged the case in between some blankets and a sleeping teenager. Another teenager, surly and tired from waiting in the car while I’d chatted with the shop assistant and owner, looked over from the front seat. “Can we go now?”…