Hi, As you know I am making the vintage kimono bags at shop and studio at home. However, nobody knows how much I need time for preparing the textiles.
1. looking for the vintage kimono in Japan - I, myself and my parents to get the textile from country side, small solo trading shop. Because the balance of kimono's price and condition is very important for supplying the bag with reasonable price, If Tokyo, Kyoto, please pop in the markets. Also I am an analogue person who wanna check the quality with my eye, so visit the place!
2. unpicking without any damage on the textile - it's like a mediation for me!
3. wash - some kimono can wash, some kimono should not!!(I had many disaster's experiences) Please do not use hot water, easy to shrink!!!
4.dry - hang up under the shade until half dry.
5. iron - when half dry, start to iron over the thin textile(the picture's case were using a towel and a thin textile for keeping nice Shibori pattern(3D).
So, now it's time to cut the textile for making kimono bag, bear, brooch....
By the way, Christmas is coming soon, For the Christmas gift, now the last timing for taking customised order(I will take the order until 3rd of Dec). If Brisbane people, please pop in my shop. Otherwise, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, Anyone who are interested in the Japanese tea ceremony, here is the event information.
When ; The 4th Dec 2010 (Sat) from 11am Where; Richard Randall Studio, Mt. Coot-tha Botanic garden, Brisbane Any inquiry ; please contact 0405 402 340
Tea ceremony by Haruko and "Aya green tea"
And also The 1st Dec(Wed) to 5th Dec (Sun), Christmas'sBazaar for fundraising the garden, The art, craft and others. It will be a chance to buy The Christmas gift! I will join as a vintage kimono artisan.
Any further information, please contact to me 07 3368 1510 Kazuyo's collection(Weekday 10am to 4pm).
Kimono bag maker/
Born in Japan, I was a convention organiser for 10 years. During the period, I had many opportunities to experience other cultures and practices in places where my work took me - including Spain, the Netherlands, England, Italy and the USA. My experiences made it clear to me - Japanese culture is Unique.
Arriving in Australia in 2001, lived and raised my daughter in Sydney, Lismore and here Brisbane. In 2004, I began making handmade bags from recycled kimono material.
I like nature,also love to see new friends. I will try "Upcycling kimono" !