Talking & listening to threads
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Today, 8th February is Harikuyo the Festival of Broken Needles. It's the day when needlewomen and men of all diciplines taken their broken and damaged needles to the temple to lay them to rest and to give thanks for their work over the year.
Written on 8th February 2015
I've been a sporadic blogger at best for the last few months with nothing much happening on the stitching front. I've done bits and pieces but nothing for any length of time. Saturday just gone was one of our JE day classes and although I take my embroidery with me I'm concentrating on the students so I don't usually get much done. This weekend however, due to the weather here in Manchester, there was only one student so I did get some stitching done.
Written on 19th January 2015
I read The Hare with the Amber Eyes last year and it left me with wanting to know more about Netsuke so a couple of weeks ago when I was lucky enough to be offered an advance copy of a new book about Netsuke I jumped at the chance. I'm so glad I did, the book is beautiful.
Written on 20th June 2014