How would you describe your art/craft?
What kinds of
items do you sell? What is the price
Kinchaku bags, loop
bags, boro kits, boro fabrics, clothing, home decor. $19.50 to 250.00
How long have
you been doing this?
Have you travelled
to Japan? Yes. Been to all the islands from Hokkaido to Okinawa
What is your favorite
thing about working with kimono fabric?
patterns and colors/design elements
What is the
most challenging thing about working with kimono fabric?
Silks can be
challenging. Need to use the correct needles, thread and the correct pressure
And from Hannah’s
I'm a retired
teacher doing what I love to do the most: Play with fabrics! I've lived and
worked in Japan, both in the cold, northern ken of Aomori, and on the
subtropical island of Okinawa. I've traveled the entire country and discovered
the uniqueness of every place I've visited. I've designed and sewed for years.
But it wasn't until I engaged with Japanese textiles that I found true passion.
It is the touch and feel of vintage fabric that captured my spirit. Kimono,
obi, tenegue, furoshiki, worn out futon covers, scraps, and toss -a-ways became
my focus on every road trip. I haven't bought a gift for any one in years. And
those recipients adore the hand made gifts that they will cherish always. I
also enjoy modern day Japanese fabrics and appreciate the renditions of ancient
patterns that we can enjoy in our modern day creations. I shop garages sales,
estate sales, thrift shops and fabric stores. I'm always collecting and
searching for that next hidden gem!
Here are some of Hannah's creations: