I Heart YOU...!
There are many pre-loved doilies these days. I do love them and have been collecting them since I lived in the UK in the 90s. I turned some of them into hearts by adding fabric for trimming and backing. I started off using Liberty and Christmas prints, but now I use whatever fabric I am playing with at the moment. The above hearts have indigo fabric for the backing.
A day out to Ziguzagu is always enjoyable. I can easily spend all day there and not see everything. The material girl Jacky was wrapping herself in boro cloths. More boro cloths behind her too. A new shipment had just arrived from Japan this week and I haven't seen so many boro cloths in one visit before.
More indigo cotton all over the floor. I had to leave them to the scrap bin so as not to spend too much money on indigo. After all, I was only there to get some silk for dyeing.
More kimono silk in all those baskets. Looking at them made me happy!
Plenty of accessories and buttons to choose from. I ran into an artist from indigofan getting some of these to use on handmade bags made from raw hide.
Blue and White porcelain containers just arrived from Japan. Wow, I just noticed the wooden print block (middle left) that I didn't see when I was there! You know there are so much things you cannot see them all in one visit!
Haru was hard at work redecorating the place after the new shipment arrived. They are lovely people working there. Ziguzagu is divided into two sections. One half for Japanese textiles and the other half is for antique furniture. I got to know the guys who work in the furniture section as well. One of them told us today that he was a male stripper (he was stripping the old varnish off the furniture when he said that!).
Hope you enjoy the tour of Ziguzagu today.