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A Nest of Hand Plied Hemp Yarn

June 27, 2011

Today I”m showing a recent acquisition from my recent trip to Japan: a basket full of hand plied hemp yarn.  I love it.
I’m not sure where in Japan the hemp fiber was grown and plied.  Hemp was grown throughout Japan, so this collection could hail from almost anywhere.Just wonderful–and a real reminder of everyday life in old Japan.

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Back from Japan

June 23, 2011

Just back from Japan last night–and I thought I’d share a few photos.  More soon….

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