Monday, October 26, 2015

potd - Wooden Printing Blocks

I've put out some more old wooden printing blocks...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Garage Sale trail

This  Saturday is the national Garage Sale Trail.  We'll be open from 8am with bargains in our sale out the front and lots of discounts in the shop as well.  If you're in the Hobart area I hope you can come.
 It's the nature of  our business that we end up with all sorts of stuff that isn't always suitable for the shop - or is damaged, unsold or just very cheap. I'm spending today sorting everything out ... from kimonos and obis to bric a brac, threads and (somehow) teddy bears...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

potd - Calligraphy tools

Lots of old calligraphy brushes, ink stones and ink blocks:

Monday, October 19, 2015

potd - Kimono Fabric

I've been very busy with the shop and family and haven't had much time for posting here. Just sending some kimono fabric to an online customer....

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

2015 Shop Hop

I'm really happy to be part of the Southern Patchwork Shop Hop once again this year from 30th October to 14th November. Spend $10 at each shop and you receive a gift bag and go into the draw for one of five prize packs. It's a good chance to see what's available locally and support small family businesses. And it's fun! You can sign up at any of the shops. There are places left on the bus if you'd like to do the grand tour in one day on Saturday 7th Nov leaving New Town at 9am. Contact me or any of the shops for details.
Participating shops are Frangipani in Sandy Bay , Easy Sew in the city, Patchwork Cafe in New Norfolk, Timeless Designs in Huonville - and us at Kingston Beach

Thursday, October 8, 2015

potd - Silk Shibori

More silk kanoko shibori from Kyoto. My customers are mostly buying this to make scarves.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

potd - Books

I love it when we get a new box of books! Here are some of the ones that came this morning.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

potd - Sashiko Zokin

I've just put out a  big bundle of hand-stitched zokin cleaning cloths made from old cotton remnants, probably from the middle of the last century but unused.   A bit boro.