In love with the lustre

obi-sash cushion lustre

Another up-cycled kimono sash cushion cover. Image: Su Leslie 2018

(Still) feeling too lethargic and woolly-headed from my cold to get out and do much, I am amusing myself with simple projects — like up-cycling kimono sashes (obi).

The latest cushion was made entirely from the silk in the sash itself and required very little sewing.

I love these fabrics; the beautiful colours and designs, and the wonderful lustre of the silk fibres.

Posted to Ragtag Daily Prompt | lustre.

Regular Random: five minutes with the makings of a new project


Image: Su Leslie, 2017

A few weeks ago the Big T and I discovered the Asia Gallery and Vintage Fabric Emporium.

Tucked away on an industrial estate, it’s a shop full of wonders. Kimono, obi and other fabrics of course, but also furniture, homewares and decorative items. It’s all used, and imported from Japan; and everything feels like a bargain. I bought this beautiful four metre long obi (kimono sash) for $20. It is perfect to deconstruct and re-fashion as a wall hanging.

… just as soon as I’ve made the boy-child a new duvet cover.

This is my contribution to Five Minutes of Random (the RegularRandom challenge), a weekly photo challenge hosted by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist.