Whenever we travel to Japan we always bring back a few of these Pochi Bukuro, small envelopes to enclose a token of your gratitude. They come in a wide variety of designs including traditional, seasonal and contemporary. We found these modern designs at Japanese site, Klastyling. We love the simplicity of the designs and felt that this would be a wonderful weekend project. Complete instructions in Japanese can be found here.
Images: Courtesy of Klastyling.
These incredible lace art with wood are the works of Hungarian textile artist, Ágnes Herczeg, who captures female figures in moments of contemplation or work. The artist studied textile conservation at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and has extensively studied the craft of embroidery and lace-making. Currently she is focused on wall sculptures to be utilized in classical and modern interior design.
You can view her work and purchase a few of her designs here on her website.
Images: Courtesy of Ágnes Herczeg.
We’ve featured her work before on our old blog but we feel her beautiful work is worth a revisit. Artisan Akiko Iwamoto learned textile dyed silk weaving at the Museum of Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Her colorful products are all hand made with dyed, split woven and sewn cotton cloth, which have been exhibited on several important venues.
You can follow the artist on her blog and also on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Akiko Iwamoto.