For a long time now I have been fascinated by the Japanese aesthetic, sometimes it is so recognizable that you really don’t have to click on the pictures on Pinterest or any other venues to know where you are going to land… of course on a japanese site!
I love the elegance and simplicity of their designs and the honesty of their pictures. It runs across disciplines as well!, it is not just crochet, there are stunning sewing patterns, delicious looking food (ooohhh… I LOVE Japanese food!), peaceful interiors, handstitched textiles…. the list goes on and on!
As a designer I thrive on creating clean and beautiful pieces that my audience would love to make, give as presents and wear. This post is dedicated to all the stunning japanese work that inspires me. Enjoy it!
First off this amazing japanese quilt I found on pinterest
I am totally taken by the beautiful austerity of Boro textiles, boro means mended, it is an old traditional practice in Japan. I found this one here
I love these sweet little Japanese handbags
I have been following Yumiko Higuchi’s work for a long time, I am in awe of her embroidery.
I have a number of japanese sewing books, this one is on my wish list at the moment!
And of course japanese crochet, you know it is japanese just by looking at it!
You can follow my Japanese finding on my Japanese dedicated board on Pinterest