I visited my friend and textile/printing artist “PataPri”. Her studio is by the sea in Akiya, Yoko … Read more
This MARI design was inspired by a shell but it also looks like a traditional Japanese ball TE-M … Read more
When you weave using many colour yarns, you might want to prepare as many shuttles as your yarns. But shuttles … Read more
When I weave or knit, the first thing I do is to make yarn wrappings. Because I love this process I usually fo … Read more
Here’s my sample weaving project with rigid heddle loom. I tried to do things systematically and first t … Read more
Earlier this year, I received a copy of this book “The Crafter’s Guide to Patterns”. It’s written … Read more
I love MOO. The printing company offers excellent service and their “Printfinity” technology gives me pleasure … Read more
The other day, I got a roll of bleached cotton cloth so decided to make some tea towels with it. I sewed the b … Read more
Yesterday I received an international parcel from Plus X – a leading design studio based in Seoul, Korea … Read more
I almost always carry this little note pad with me and I write down ideas, thoughts, doodles, quotes, to-dos, … Read more
New home textile products are now on sale from Belle Maison. I designed “animal themed” patterns f … Read more
I’ve been knitting mainly beanie hats recently and feel I’m getting good at it :) Learning to mach … Read more
I’ve been looking for nice colourways and thought, I could spend a whole day doing this. And I also trie … Read more
Last week I received a box full of colourful yarn to be added to my colour palette and for my experiment of ne … Read more
A new collection of knitted and printed cushion covers is available from my Etsy shop.
http://textilefabrics.jp/ I’ll participate in a textiles craft show in Machida, Tokyo this weekend. I … Read more
New curtain and covers are available from Belle Maison online shop. Photos: Senshukai
Photos by LAB. C for +D Project New cases for iPhone 5 are now on sale and they are available from selected re … Read more
I’d been looking for a wool winder and have finally found one I really like. It’s an old/used Silv … Read more
Curtains carrying my CIRCLE design is now on sale at BELLE MAISON.
BUTTON FLOWER pattern design
This is a new pattern design named “DOTS RIVER” which is consisted of many hand-drawn dots.
I’m not a knitter really, it’s sometimes tempting to knit something colourful but I’ve never … Read more
This is a toy loom I got last year, original version of this loom is made in the UK and it was called “M … Read more
I worked with a Japanese mail-order company last summer and the product is finally on sale. It’s perfect … Read more
Look what I’ve got here – a spinning wheel! I’ve been interested in starting weaving and spi … Read more
This is a sample fabric woven by me with a toy loom. Not too bad for my very first weaving project? :)
This wrap of yarn is for my first weaving project – on a toy loom :)
I made the below colour mixture using those five colours. I put the sheet on the wall and stood at a distance. … Read more
‘‘Nest’’ pattern made from the drawing
Possible colourways of ‘‘My Garden’’ sketch.
Around the end of last year, I received those iPhone cases carrying my pattern designs. I am very happy with t … Read more
I was so happy when I received these images. A graphic design student from America kindly sent me this work, d … Read more
Another colour combination sample.
I started colouring the circle pattern but don’t really like the colourway… Cutting out and gettin … Read more
Creating = Experimenting = Sampling = Designing “The journey is the reward.” Happy experimenting!
I’m not a weaver. But I always admire weavers for their intricate job and creativity to produce such bea … Read more
I’ve been experimenting colourways and it’s always one of the best parts of having this job.
I’ve been fascinated by beautiful checks/plaids recently, and tried designing one myself. I liked the … Read more
I got some stamps at post office today and found the graphic design interesting.
These pictures are from when I was looking for the right “Red” for one of my customers. But I have been so laz … Read more