My Handmade Scarf #6: Japan Love

Happiness and love just seem to be major themes in my crafting. Everything I make  contains large chunks of it at some point of its process – something that I’ve found is a huge contribution to my overall sanity!

This scarf is no exception! This scarf is very special to me. You see, this one has been kicking around in some form since I was 15 years old, and that was quite some time ago now.

At that age, I went to Japan with my family. One day while a little bit lost in Kyoto, we decided to take a short-cut through a park. Inside the park we were lucky to find a flea market! It wasn’t in any of our guide books so it seemed to us we had stumbled onto a local event.

In one stall, a woman was selling second hand kimono and fabric scraps. We bought some obi, kimono and haori (which come to think of it I should share with you at some point!) and a bag of fabric scraps as souvenirs.

This bag kicked around in my crafty stash for more than 10 years. Then all at once, this scarf was conceived! It’s now one of my favourites, with a forest green velvet backing and long black fringe.

It makes me feel special, lucky and loved whenever I see it. ♥

Stay inspired!


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