Gift Set: Awaji Kawara Magnetic Needle Rest and Embroidery Needles
6328 San Pablo Ave
6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
This set includes:
+ one Awaji Kawara magnetic needle rest with needle polisher (color of your choice)
+ one package of Haibara Chiyogami Embroidery Needles
MAGNETIC NEEDLE REST
This flower shaped Awaji Kawara Magnetic Needle Rest with Needle Polisher is created with the Awaji's rich soil and the skilled artisans at Irakato. Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, blessed with good soil, is a renowned center of manufacturing Kawara (Japanese traditional roof tiles). The origin of Awaji Kawara dates back to 1610 when the first Kawara roof tiles were made for Japanese castles. Each piece of ware may be different, even if the same technique is used, due to the climate, the clay, and the natural minerals in the glaze. Please enjoy the uniqueness of each piece.
Never lose a favorite needle or pin again: a magnet is added to the inside the Kawara ceramic making it a handy sewing accessory. Along the side of the ceramic, a needle polisher is built in. To polish the needle, slowly insert the needle tip into the hole on the side and slowly pull the needle out while pushing up on the bottom part. Polishing will improve the needle's path through the cloth.
How to use the needle polisher:
1. Slowly insert a needle from the tip into the hole on the side and pull the needle out. Please be careful of the needle tip.
2. For better polishing, after inserting the needle, move it back and forth while pushing up on the logo mark on the bottom also rotate the needle several times to polish the entire surface.
3. In case abrasive dust adheres to the needle, wipe it off with a cloth before using the needle.
High Quality Hiroshima Needles wrapped in Chiyogami paper made by Haibara, a long-established Japanese paper company.
Each pack includes 5 needles (thickness x length):
0.86mm×39.0mm 2 pcs
0.86mm×42.5mm 2 pcs
1.06mm×45.5mm 1 pc
Haibara is a traditional Japanese paper Washi company in business for more than 200 years in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. Since its establishment in the late Edo period, the company has commissioned illustrators and artists of the time to create original designs for their chiyogami. Haibara Chiyogami has been loved by many people throughout the ages.
This needle packet features gorgeous patterns depicting long-tailed roosters and peonies, which are symbols of wealth, nobility, and prosperity also called Onagadori and Botan in Japanese.
Needles are supple yet durable, and manufactured in Hiroshima, a city with a 300-year history of high-quality needle production. Rigorous quality control ensures unified thickness and length of needles, and their ability to pierce cloth with ease.
Cohana, located in Japan, designs and creates high quality handmade tools. Often each tool is made through collaborations of renowned Japanese artisans, who have have been practicing their craft for many years. While Cohana's tools are beautiful and unique, they are also easy-to-use and practical. By making their products, Cohana hopes to connect traditional techniques and knowledge to the future and revitalize the production regions.
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