Since I closed down the tiny shop at Paddington, I have been looking for a cozy, small space in Brisbane.
Finally, I found it on Boundary street, West end!
I opened the door last Monday. The West end local people have just started to call in my shop.
195B Boundary street, West end 4101 QLD.
There are about 12 Artisans works in shop. I will introduce each Artisan next time!
I will start workshops for remaking brooch, bag and clothing with Vintage/used kimono. (Currently Booking only!!! If interest email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
My accompany will occasionally one-off workshop for their hand craft work such as lino cut, binding, felting etc.
Further more information - please visie Facebook!
Hope see you soon at shop!!!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The art show, There are many works for painting, sculpture, pottery. I saw many famous painter's works from Lethbridge Gallery(Paddington) too.
I appreciate the BGS still keep inviting me to the show. Many thanks! ARIGATO.
Shibori Haori (Jacket)bag with a brooch
Shibori kimono, Lady's kimono
Vintage sash "Nishijin" (20's) with Brown leather
Shibori kimono, Vintage sash(20's)
Vintage sash (Taisho era, Nishijin) with red leather
Modern sash bag and purse
Vintage girl's kimonos(20-50's) Vintage red is gorgeous!
The following vegetables in my daughter's hand, which is harvested from my garden. It's also beautiful!!!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Time fly! I have not updated my blog for 6 months.
During the last 6months, I did moving, looking after daughter(Mother knows our main job, It's driver!!!) and gardening, etc... I also start to learn SUMIE(Japanese painting) every week and I am enjoying very much with Mrs Kojima, Sumie Master every week. And Just now, I am back as a vintage kimono lover to make kimono bags. People always looking for something new. I have been thinking all the time if I should challenge new design or mix with other materials, like that. However, my policy is still same, recycle and reuse vintage kimono as a practical use. So, I will keep making bags more and more this year too!
The first poster is the event "Botanique" There are many unique wearable art work with unique background artists. The catwalk must be fun. I will join as a kimono bag maker for the Bazaar and forward the 20 bags and other works from 4th July to 15th July at the Richard Randall Studio, Brisbane Botanic Garden, Mt. Coot-tha, Toowong. The part of money will be donated to the garden. Please visit and have a look!
The messanger bag for practical user! I tried marketing research with my previous customer's shop "Pink on wall" at Graceville. The red SHIBORI must be nice, It's gone quickly!
I still love small kimono bag....So keep making as main work. I like Black and Red combination!
By the way, Do you know what the following flower is ? We can eat it.
Okura's flower is a group of Hibiscus. I did not know about it. How beautiful and pretty it is!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Here is the super vintage kimono bags for "West End" mixed artists exhibition from 1st Dec.
It might be Taisho era, 1910's to ....
Very good condition and it's cotton. I use the Haori "inside outside". Meisen top surface is the lining of the bag. The lining is now the top surface of kimono bag.
Why are the bags patched a lot? as design?? I avoid stains and hole of insect's bite
One more following event for Christmas Bazaar at Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Garden. There are many local artists reasonable art and craft works in the Bazaar. Also "Origami box making workshop" on 2nd Dec 2011. If interested, Contact to Bettina 0405 402 340
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The scrap timber is beautifully revived by Daryl O'Brien and his accompany.
At the beginning of this year, he took me Darra joinery. There were the mountains of scrap timbers in there. How sad, environmentally not happy too!
Here is a release for this 20 limited edition's stools. Please read through. It's just stool. But we can see the beauty of timber's nature!!
The need for a multi-purpose but aesthetically appealing furniture object using recycled materials lead to this simple scrap timber stool composition featuring a“Tsugi-hagi (patching the scrap textiles on cloths)” motif.Tsugi-hagi, it was common for everyday cloths to make the life longer in Japan.
The stool will also show the variety of timber’s beauty which is those original features such as “Hakone Yosegi zaiku”
This simple piece can be multiplied to expand its use as seats, table, stand or shelving. Otherwise it can be a
simple stand alone piece of art to be simply enjoyed for the beautiful hues radiated by each timber strip.
The uniqueness of each piece is preserved because each stool has variable timber species fixed in random widths and hues not seen in the next stool.
The stool construction is simple glued and clamped timbers without any fixings.
The project bought together various artists and skilled craft persons:
Overall concept and Japanese vintage fabrics ; Kazuyo Kashiwagi
Detail design and construction; Bloc; Daryl O’Brien
Motif configuring and typography; Gemma O’Brien
Timber scraps from Darra Joinery ; John, Tony and Jill.
Various Australasian timber species were randomly selected including cedars, silky oaks, jarrah, rosewood,
silver ash, pine, mahogany and kwila.
Other contributors included Brizsteel (steel jig), Hermann Schoenhart (laser cutting), CNC Creations (branding iron), Ed Mcdonnell and Taiki Yamoako (Bloc construction) and Paddington Hardware (Danish oil and Mother of Pearl natural bees wax.
Many thanks for all!
If interested this 20 limited edition, please contact to Daryl O'Brien
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
"The sea of Okinawa" Quiet, not much wave, Blue and white....
The textiles are ; Cotton"Kasuri"and Ai-zome", Hemp "Chijimi" on the 50s Summer Zabuton(Cushion) cover. It looks very cool(temperature's cool!!), isn't it!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Finally, the picture turn out looks like a little shrine!
I made a few Japanese indigo scrap arts, "Freedom - escape from moon", "24 hours guard - Kakashi" All goes to the following mixed Exhibition at Hanasho, West End.
The exhibition is organised by Hanasho. There are many talented artists who love West End. The works are also unique painting, jewelry, softy, pottery.... The artist night is on 1st Dec from 6:30 - 8:30. Please pop in!
I am still enjoying to make kimono bag too..
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Added Atom, Doraemon, Kakashi(Scare crow), it's too much things in a patched work.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Do you know how sashiko's stitch is different with normal stitch. It's not thread. Sashiko needs to sew one by one stitch.
Now all only scraps. S I made with my memories.
Indigo Kasuri, Chijimi, hand dyed indigo's cotton. All so nice!
I know it's silly to frame it. But I will!