Gift Set: Kokura Textile Pincushion Collection
Gift Set: Kokura Textile Pincushion Collection
Gift Set: Kokura Textile Pincushion Collection
Gift Set: Kokura Textile Pincushion Collection
Gift Set: Kokura Textile Pincushion Collection
Gift Set: Kokura Textile Pincushion Collection
Gift Set: Kokura Textile Pincushion Collection
Gift Set: Kokura Textile Pincushion Collection
Gift Set: Kokura Textile Pincushion Collection
Gift Set: Kokura Textile Pincushion Collection

Cohana

Gift Set: Kokura Textile Pincushion Collection

Sale price$67.75

Color:white
Quantity:
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Pickup available at 6328 San Pablo Ave Usually ready in 24 hours

Gift Set: Kokura Textile Pincushion Collection

white

6328 San Pablo Ave

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
United States

There are two color choices: Black or White. (The White set's pincushion will feature the same cloth as it is wrapped in.)

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This chic set includes:
+ a Masu Pincushion made with with a woven Kokura Textile
+ three Shippo Glass Sewing Pins
+ a Meboso Needle Set (Light to Medium Weight)
+ a flower-shaped Wooden Thread Spool and thread
+ a matching, striped cloth to wrap your kit and in-progress project

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WRAPPING CLOTH // PINCUSHION
Kokura Textile cloth, made of 100% cotton, used for the gift wrapping around this kit, can be used as a wrapping cloth (furoshiki) - simply lay your project upon the cloth and wrap. It can also be used as a beautiful placemat, to set your cherished sewing tools upon while stitching.

The same special cloth is used to create the pincushion tucked into a masu box. Masu boxes were was originally used to measure rice, and later came into use holding sake glasses. They feature sophisticated Japanese dovetail joinery that does not require nails or glue to hold the shape of the box. The smooth hinoki cypress of the box gives off a light, woodsy fragrance.

Kokura Textiles are produced in the Northern Kyushu region since the early Edo period. They are known for its three-dimensional stripes with a rhythmic color pattern created by the use of many warp threads.

Kokura textile production ceased during World War II. However, after several decades, weaver Noriko Tsuiki revived Kokura textile into a thriving industry creating stylish-but-traditional cloth. The Kokura textile brand "Kokura Shima Shima" was created with the revival. The brand is highly acclaimed for its simple and versatile textile designs that fit into modern lifestyles.

GLASS-HEAD PINS
The glass heads of these sturdy pins were developed by Nail Salon Ai-rish and Kato Shippo Works to capture the beauty of traditional Aichi Shippo ware. Shippo is a type of cloisonne ware, or lacquered metalwork, and its name derives from the "seven treasures" of gold, silver, pearl, agate, crystal, coral, and lapis lazuli. Uniquely crafted "Shippo flakes" are incorporated into the glass head of the sewing pins, bringing an elevated touch to your craft. The Owari Shippo kiln has been handing down traditional techniques since 1947.

NEEDLES
Meboso needles have been manufactured in Kanazawa for over 430 years. High-quality Meboso needles are sturdy and pierce cloth effortlessly. With a precise, sharp point achieved through rigorous vertical polishing, these needles make for a delightful sewing experience. In this set, you will receive 8 needles in 4 different lengths for light- to medium-weight cloth (such as cotton, silk, crepe, and other delicate fabrics).

Seamstresses of the Kanazawa's booming textile industry took particular care of their needles, and created hand-sewn bags or pendant-style containers to keep them safe and sharp. This tradition among seamstresses was the inspiration for us to produce a special container for the Meboso Needles. Each set comes with a unique paper container crafted by Aichi Shikan Seizosho and adorned with a beautiful silk tassel from the manufacturer Kanagawa.

WOODEN BOBBIN + THREAD
The high-quality thread made by Fujix of Kyoto is a delight to use in any sewing project. Thread is wound around a flower-shaped spool made of tochinoki, or Japanese horse chestnut, that lends a light elegance to the sewer's toolkit.

Artisans at Studio Golondrina carve the spools by hand in their workshop in snowy Nagano Prefecture. Their commitment to creating products that inspire is evident in their excellent craftsmanship and their innovative, playful designs. The wooden thread spool can also be strung as a pendant or made into an accessory with the small cutout by the top

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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.