Bex and I dodged the witches, warlocks and goths to spend a little time wandering around Salem while staying with friends after Rhinebeck. With all of the samples from The Rhinebeck Sweater back in my possession I couldn’t resist trying them out. Don’t worry Gudrun, I took Pippinoff before eating a chocolate filled doughnut.
I had to borrow this great wolf bag that Bex stitched so you could see it. She bought the totewith the crosses printed on so it was really easy to make, but very effective. Here she is stocking up on embroidery threads at the needlepoint store. I managed to resist those silks, but not the beads down the street. In case that’s not enough craftiness there’s also a yarn store right opposite, where I found this colourblocked Blank Canvas on display. Excellent idea.
Introducing the first in an ongoing series of guest posts. I'm honoured that we're beginning with this vital letter from Emi Ito.
Emi has been outspoken about the cultural appropriation of the kimono in fashion and has helped many makers and designers find a less hurtful approach to naming their patterns and products.