featured japanese boro

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 blogged japanese quilt

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 blogged boro textiles

I love these sweet little Japanese handbags blogged japanese bag

I have been following Yumiko Higuchi’s work for a long time, I am in awe of her embroidery.

Luz.Patterns blogged Yumiko higuchi

I have a number of japanese sewing books, this one is on my wish list at the moment! blogged japanese sweing books

And of course japanese crochet, you know it is japanese just by looking at it!

Luz.Patterns blogged japanese crochet


You can follow my Japanese finding on my Japanese dedicated board on Pinterest


  1. I downloaded the gorgeous slippers pattern and (I should have realised!) it’s in Japanese! Please can someone offer a translation?!!? Thank you.

  2. I too love most things Japanese. My son went to Japan as a a language student and his host grandfather gave him two vintage (c1945-6) kokeshi dolls as presents for his Mum (me) and his sister, (he had told them we both had small collections of the dolls). His host grandmother made him two very detailed temari balls and his host parents gave him a small shinto shrine. The graciousness of their sharing was phenomenal. The detail in Japanese handwork is beautiful and certainly illustrates to we in the (rushed) West, that taking time to do things well is a recipe for appreciation and beauty.

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