Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Japanese blue, AI , Indigo dyeing

This fabric coverd buttons comes from my grandaunt.
I named the pair of this button "AI", which is comes from its colour, Japanese blue, dyed japanese indigo.

Japanese blue has many gradations.

Those two pieces are not dark not deep but nicely faded chic ans soft, gentle blue.


Kagome "Basket" Pattern

I made this headband from very high quality, unique dyed Yukata fabric.
This is reversible dyed, face is stripe and another is basket like pattern.

Both are very old fashioned pattern.Stripes are always loved by EDO people as "IKI" - cool and the basket pattern also loved as symbol of catching good fortunes.


Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Colour conbination named SAKURA

I made this Ring inspired by OBI and Japanse traditional JUNIHITOE kimono (Very acient Japanese Kimono conbinations).

Of course I have ever heard about that each colour conbination has names and we have the name of SAKURA in those spring conbinations.

Just think about the name of SAKURA.
I have thought SAKURA should be pink gradation for those long time, however, I firstly found the SAKURA conbination is RED and WHITE.
This comes from Sakura's flower petal, WHITE (rather than pink) and RED of leaf (In this status,Sakura leaf is red, not green).

The title of this Ring, SAKURA is from the name of this conbination of RED AND WHITE.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Colour conbination of "Left Chrysanthemum "

I made new Yubinuki ring.
I was inspired by OBI (this thickness of fabric on fabric reminds me Obi (sash)) and
by Japanse traditional JUNIHITOE kimono.
The title of this Ring, LEFT CHRYSANTHEMUM is from the name of this conbination of white and gold /yellow.

The faced fabric is white, pure silk. It has dod woven figured fabric.The liner is cotton 100%. Beige colour.The thread is gold but very chic gold, not much glittering.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Another Sarasa conbination or SUKUI ORI or Celadon Green

This is another "SILKROAD" conbination.
The pattened one is the Sarasa, which I posted previously (here)

The combination is OBI (sash/belt) fabric, woven with bluish green or bluish greish green threads and golden one.This Obi sash weaving is called "SUKUI", which you can see same pattern in face and back, completely reversible.

Both are CELADON Green based. This is the colour of China which was bought on Silkroad.
I think this colour is one of the most "japanese" colour.


Many Japanese cultures comes from East Asia on Silk-road.And so does the Kimono pattern called SARASA = chintz or batik.

The old synthetic SARASA batik looks like sepia-films.Smoky pink & smoky orange flowers and blue leaves and (sometimes mysterious tropical birds) on bluish green ground. The fabric has crispy face imitated traditional silk CHIRIMEN fabric.

The combination is plain white, SILK 100% one.This comes from edge of Edokomon (Very formal small pattern dyed / printed fabric).

The tough sytnetic batik and soft pure silk conbination makes very unique and beautiful looks.

I named this ponytail holder "SUMMER ON SILKROAD" because of the SARASA fabric pattern and also the two colours combination reminds me of Mosk and of celadon.I wish you will love the ponytail holder back on silkroad to you.

-Natsu, designer and woker for N'Needlework

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Matsuba Green

Green diamonds on white crisp egg shell white ground.This become a very retro and fashionable ponytail holder.The green is called pine tree green in Japanese. Pine tree, which is admired as eternal green = being always prosper.I wish you enjoy my Kimono ruffle Ponytail holder!!


The kimono pattern of this fabric, very tiny dots are lined as alps on alps, is called "SAME KOMON" - Literally, "Shark Small Pattern" - very traditional and formal one.
The pattern is used for "Kamishimo" which is for Samurai's the most highest and the most formal dress. The Kimono of this pattern is believed as to protect you from illness and evils. That is why parents gifted to their daughter when she would be a bride, as wishing she would be always healthy and happy in her new life.

This fabric is very high classed "Kusaki -zome" (= pure natural dye) dyed (You can see it in the mark of the edge of the fabric)

Also it has crispy very fine shrinkled face (CHIRIMEN).