October 9, 2017

We hope you enjoyed our Hand Sewing Techniques Part 1 and Part 2.

In Part 3, let us introduce a traditional Japanese knot.


They are called Fuji-Musubi, or "lock knot," because of their intricate formation that make the knots almost impossible to be untied and retied without knowing their structure.

It is said that high ranked samurai used the knot for his tea leaf box by fear of poisoning.

Nowadays the Fuji-Musubi knot becomes a symbol of safe keeping thus being used for charms offering protection against evil and danger. 

How you use them is up to you - the knot makes great brooches, hair accessories, or earrings, and you can apply them to your sewing projects as well.

Chirimen is the art of hand-sewing scraps of kimono fabric into modern and traditional accessories, ornaments, and many more. Learn more about Chirimen on our Chirimen page.