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spinning a web

September 13, 2012

 shifuku are the bags made specifically to store Japanese tea ceremony utensils

they are often made from silk brocade and very luxurious

I wanted to create an overlay of colour and pattern

my kumihimo needs more practise

all together I’m pleased with the results,the silk linings added a touch of colour

this weaver is off to a dyeing workshop but I’m leaving things in good hands

7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 15, 2012 4:24 am

    Ha ha, those spiders are doing very nicely. You have also done nicely with your beautiful shifuku, the stitching of the cords looks perfect and I like the colours you’ve chosen, quite autumnal and mellow.


    • September 15, 2012 9:48 pm

      thank you, thank you everyone. I have just returned home on the ferry from the big city. Two days of dyeing, kakishibu and bengara. Although sensei’s daughter did her best with translation some of the technical language was difficult. Don’t know if I’m thinking in English or Japanese!!
      Renee – no padding inside, don’t know if that is traditional but not in the ones I’ve seen.
      Sherri Lynn – what a lovely surprise to come home to, thank you so much. I’ll email you my address


  2. Renee permalink
    September 13, 2012 9:33 pm

    I wondered what the shifuku bags were for. Those are neat. Is there padding inside too?


  3. September 13, 2012 3:46 pm

    several arachnes will oversee the pattern weaving. travel well.


  4. September 13, 2012 3:42 pm

    Beautiful spider web pictures. Lovely work. Jean you won the thread at daintytime! Send me your address.


  5. September 13, 2012 2:41 pm

    These turned out lovely.


  6. Judith permalink
    September 13, 2012 11:29 am

    These bags are exquisite! Your blog is like getting a little gift in my inbox.
    Thank you for your wonderful posts.


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