November 5, 2020

New in Store: Gentian and Pink

Written by Kumiko Toya

Exciting news: New Chigiri-e motifs are here!
When it's too cold to head outside, grab a mug of hot apple cider and create Chigiri-e!

Check out these new motifs that you will enjoy making it as much as displaying it.

Card Size: 4.0 x 5.9 inches
Level: Beginner

Some people say Gentian is the most beautiful wildflower in Japan. It can be found blooming in wet mountain meadows and bogs in autumn. The dark blue, elegant flower turns up its face from the grass as much as to say “look at me!”


Card Size: 4.0 x 5.9 inches
Level: Intermediate
This flower has always been loved for its pretty frilled petals. You will be able to create astonishing beauty by clever use of the different shades of pink and bringing out the texture of the Washi fibers.



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