Monday, September 24, 2007

felt artwork by naro tamiya

this piece was on display at the tokyo design sight gallery. it's by naro tamiya, who is now working for the designer issey miyake. the figures are larger than the size of a human, and represent a fictional alien character. but how cool is all that felt!
there were also some people making felt (you can almost see them in the background of this second picture), seated, using felting needles next to what looking like a felted dome.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

sewing with kitty chan

i've been feeling a real urge to sew recently, and gave in and bought a tiny sewing machine. it's pink and hello kitty and i've been running it through its paces.
my first sewing project: a bag made from tenugui-traditional japanese towels. my obsession with tenugui continues.