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A Guide to Sumi Ink

May 15, 2018

The Bottled Sumi Ink - Traditional Japanese Painting

Etegami is a simple, in-the-moment inspired freehand painting. It is only Etegami when the painting is first outlined by Sumi Ink then colored in with water color, finally accompanied by a short, simple message.

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Event Report

May 4, 2018

Pinners Conference & Expo in San Diego, CA

On April 13 and 14, we attended Pinners Conference & Expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 30 minutes outside of San Diego, CA.

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Learn Hand Sewing Techniques - Part 4

Apr 25, 2018

Thread Loop

In this post, we are going to demonstrate how to sew a thread loop. A thread loop (in Japan it has a pretty name of caterpillar stitch, “mushi-kagari”) is a strand of thread that is stitched together to create a single loop. Normally you see this loop when you need a button loop or belt loop for very fine fabrics, such as Chirimen, silk, or sheers. It looks sophisticated but is very functional too, and you can create it with a simple, repeating process!

 

 

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Event Report: Scrapbook Expo at Irving, TX

Apr 10, 2018

On March 23 and 24, we opened a booth at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Irving, TX. 

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