Design

Block Printing Illustration

I made a block printing sample. The image is taken from an old picture I took. The size of the wood block was too small ...
Design

Cats Drawing

I tried to draw a lots of cats with only my memories. It's an experimental drawing, trying different styles, medium and ...
Crafts

Embroidered Covered Buttons

It's been a while since I started embroidery and here are some pictures of work in progress and finished work. ...
Crafts

Block Printing and New Pattern Design

I've been designing new patterns for my shop on Spoonflower and I'm trying a new approach to create patterns - it's maki...
Books

Craft Book: Japanese Hand Embroidery “Totsuka Embroidery”

The other day I bought a book on hand embroidery. The craft book introduces embroidery works of "Tostuka Shishu (embroid...
News

Roostery Blog Feature

A couple of months ago, I got interviewed by Roostery and it was featured on their blog. Roostery is an unique home ...
Crafts

Studio Visit: Screenprinter PataPri

I visited my friend and textile/printing artist "PataPri". Her studio is by the sea in Akiya, Yokosuka, Japan, and you c...
Design

Pattern Design File: MARI

This MARI design was inspired by a shell but it also looks like a traditional Japanese ball TE-MARI so I...
Crafts

How to Make Inexpensive Weaving Spare Shuttles with Wire

When you weave using many colour yarns, you might want to prepare as many shuttles as your yarns. But shuttles are not v...
Books

How to Make Yarn Wrappings for Woven Fabric Designing

When I weave or knit, the first thing I do is to make yarn wrappings. Because I love this process I usually forget about...
Crafts

Sample Weave: Plain Weave Checks

Here's my sample weaving project with rigid heddle loom. I tried to do things systematically and first thing I did was s...
Books

New Publication for Crafters

Earlier this year, I received a copy of this book “The Crafter's Guide to Patterns”. It's written by Jessica Swift, a t...