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Hello there, Helmi

I have sewn a couple of Named sewing patterns recently, namely the Inari and Leini dresses. The Inari was a bit of a no-brainer, shall we say? 1,124 more words

Sarawak Redux: Rusty Reds, Ikat and Okra...

No, I just wanted one ikat of okra, really, not 5142 intricately knotted and naturally dyed wraps and ties resisting dyes resisting leakage resisting spread of the fast-food consumer class, suggesting what Joseph Campbell might call the primordial need for symbol and myth, the designs themselves suggesting the wooden masks they wear, only begging the question of what those wooden mask motifs represent.  16 more words


Bashofu is a fabric made in Okinawa from the inner fiber of the basho banana plant. The fabric is very hard to come by and I am very lucky to have been able to collect an unused bolt of Bashofu from the first half of the 20th century. 117 more words


NEW IKAT pattern home decor stencil range

Hello, Ideal Stencils are happy to announce we have a great new range of Ikat pattern wall stencils available in our online shop. Please see our new designs in the slide show images below and read on for more information about this popular and exciting style. 227 more words

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Companion Denim unboxing and review!

I was recently reading a piece in the newspaper about internet trends and how the phenomena of “unboxing” was huge. Never one to let a bandwagon pass by, I thought “hey, I’m sure it’s not just kids that would like to see someone open a box and show them what’s in it!”. 562 more words


Sold. Ikat. West Elm. Rug. ($350)

Sold. 9×12 West Elm Ikat Links rug – $350 (lafayette / orinda / moraga)


I have a 9×12 area rug in fabulous condition. It’s 100% wool, and contains a mixture of looped and cut pile. 47 more words


My travels are picking back up: first stop Dushanbe, Tajikistan

the Ismail Samani monument through fountains

Ismail Samani, a lion and the Tajik crown atop a golden arch in Dushanbe’s central square

fountain-scaping abounds in Dushanbe… 1,143 more words