Help Japan through its artists
Men are very adaptable creatures. Even after catastrophic events, they can always regain their power and survive. And everything is much simpler if men help each other, not for mercy, but just because they want to give their support.
The Japanese population has recently undergone one of the most terrifying natural disasters of the contemporary history, but they have demonstrated a great dignity and an admirable behavior. There are a lot of initiatives in the world to help our Nippon friends. As far as we are concerned, we just propose to you to buy the products coming from Japan.
There are a lot of embroidery and female designers from Japan like R&D.M.Co who are the authors of the book Boys and Girls
, or Yukiko Ogura, Japanese embroidery teacher in Broderie ruban - les points de base
, and Ayako Otsuka with her Chats et chiens à broder
. We also have to mention Yoko Saito with her Les Patchworks du Bonheur
, the Japanese quilting by Yoshiko Jinzenji in Simple Quilt
and Masako Wakayama with her patchwork in Sacs, accessoires et mini-quilts
Finally, some months ago we have introduced in our catalog a Japanese enterprise that has suddenly conquered everybody's heart: the Sun Felt
specialized in sweets
made with felt. The Sun Felt
is owned by the Seven Islands, Inc.
which has promoted a nice initiative, the “Quilt Drive for Japan”, valid until the 30th of April. They are actually collecting as many quilts as possible to send to tsunami's victims, through the Patchwork Tsushin. Participate by sending your personal quilt to:
Seven Islands, Inc.
“Quilt Drive for Japan”
2444 W. 205th St., Suite A-1
Torrance, CA 90501
Felt sweets and dolls made in Japan
Some sweets to eat with your eyes! These biscuits, mousses and fruit cakes made in felt are very appetizing!
The travel in Houston, other than a lot of patchwork fabrics, has brought also this Japanese new product in Casa Cenina. From the samurai, geisha and IT land, here are these felt and fabric jewelries. A lot of kits to make together with your friends children and three books with pictures
which are very clear and that will explain to you step by step how to cooke with very particular ingredients (felt, threads, ribbons and fabrics) some delicious projects!
We can actually say that there's something for all tastes! From fruit cakes
to chocolate biscuits
to the baked goods
. The felt art is famous all over Japan where details and precision are a must. And these features are well present in these felt jewelries!
But, other than the sweets, the Sunfelt
produces also some very nice kits in felt to make some dolls. Here are the tokotoko dolls
, which rhythmically move thanks to little engine. Five nations: USA, UK, Netherlands, Russia and Canada. A wonderful way to make children know the different habits and dresses of other countries.