October 26, 2013
I just returned from a buying trip to Japan, and when I’m there I never know what I’ll find–and what I won’t find. Luckily, this past time I happened upon things I rarely see, sashiko stitched hand guards. And I didn’t find just one pair–I found three.
The pair shown above is wonderful for its base cloth of kasuri or ikat woven cotton. The white dots, which are the result of all-over sashiko stitching, are a wonderful design foil to the kasuri cloth which composes most of each of the gloves.
As I’m so enamored of these pairs of mittens I am in no rush to sell them. But do have a look at my webshop from time to time to see if I’ve decided to list a pair for sale.