A New Year

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The second half of 2015 sped past, a whirlwind of dyeing, sewing, and new ideas. On the home front there were some upheavals as well, changes and realisations and plans for the future. One thing I have always done with this blog is to limit it, to only talk about work, or things that closely […]

Visting Hiroyuki Shindo

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I first discovered Hiroyuki Shindo’s work about 2 years ago. I can’t quite remember what led me to his work, but i was immediately taken with it. His art is very different to traditional “Arimatsu” shibori, and it is awe inspiring. If you google image search his name you will find so much to love […]

Aizen Kobo

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On my first day in Kyoto, I visited Aizen Kobo –¬† an old indigo dye house / shop. It is situated at the front of the family home, and the master dyer still works and lives there. Aizen Kobo is the kind of store indigo dyers wished they owned. It is full of beautifully dyed […]

Toyota Textile Museum

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When booking our holiday I was so convinced that the shibori festival was going to be full of things to see and do that I allowed for the whole weekend to visit it. ¬†After spending a whole day there I came to the realisation that I did not need to go back on the Sunday […]