Tag Archives: #craft

Punch Needle Art

Punch needle art has lately been considered a new craft hobby but it really isn’t new.  It was used in the 60’ as physical therapy in military hospitals.  Glad it’s in vogue again as it is a very simple project.  Found this visual instruction on the Japanese website, Courturier. It is in Japanese but we use Google translate to interpret the instructions.  There are beginners kits on Etsy that you can purchase.  The kit shown on the bottom is from the shop, Yasminhobbykit.

Images:  Courtesy of Courturier and Yasminhobbykit.

Dot to Dot Works

Found this great idea for gift wrapping using a rattan decorative piece that we may try to make. The instructions can be found in the craft book pictured above and distributed by Japanese brand, Dot to Dot Works.  The book is in Japanese written by illustrator and handicraft artist, Horikawa Nami. We can’t read Japanese but the photos make the instructions easy to follow.

You can view more projects on her website, Facebook, Dot to Dot Instagram and Horikawa Nami Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Dot to Dot Works.

Shiratani Kobo

Been looking at hearts for the upcoming holiday and found these in one of Japan’s lifestyle blog.  The brand, Shiratani Kobo, makes their products using recycled scrap wood from dismantled houses and construction sites. They create household goods, stationery, accessories and furniture.   Each piece is carefully handmade with carpenter’s designs and techniques that have been passed down for hundreds of years. The name of the workshop comes from the place name of Shirotani village where their workshop is located.  

More of their work can be viewed on their website, Facebook and Instagram.  They sell their work in the Japanese handmade market sites, Iichi and Minne.

Images:  Courtesy of Shiratani Kobo (aka Shiroitani Koubou).

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