Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Season's Greetings 2012

Another year has slipped by already. It's a busy time and I probably won't have time  to post again before Christmas and the New Year  - so this is a good chance to say 'thank you'  to all our Wafu Works  customers and friends who have taken an interest in my blog throughout 2012.  I'm looking forward to a busy year in 2013.  I always enjoy posting here even though I don't do it as regularly as I  intend to. Please let me know if there is ever any topic do with Japanese textiles or culture generally that you'd like me to cover - and I'll do my best.
Wishing  you and your families a safe and very  happy holiday season.

This Santa sewing , with the clock ticking, is from the jokes page of the December 1934 edition of 'Fujin (housewives') Club' magazine.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

In Store... Paper

We always have a selection of old and new Japanese paper in the shop (and some online) including handmade washi, wrapping papers, origami and packs of antique paper from various old books.  We have lots of old books as well. These are full of character just as objects  or you can use the paper in your art work or for covering lanterns for example. I just put out lots more this week:

This week I've also put out more large and small sheets of chiyogami or yuzen washi. Here are a few examples: