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Mother of 5😅 half French, half African, married to a Dutchman and crazy about Japan😍. Sashiko, boro & Japanese crafts in the NL.

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I'm repairing a very old pair of jeans. It's actually my favorite denim but it's so old that I couldn't wear it anymore (there are much more holes 😅) ... I used a piece of vintage style Japanese fabric from Olympus-thread. This makes the difference!
#denim #denimrepair #sashikorepair #sashikorepairjeans #denimmending #slowstitching #slowfashion #mending #sashiko #visiblemending #borostitch #borostitching #borduren #borduurwerk #borduurwerken #borduurwerkje #japansborduren #handwerkenisleuk #handwerken  #handgemaakt#creatief #creatiefbezig #creatiefbezigzijn #faitmain  #zelfgemaakt #zelfmaken #loisirscréatifs #loisirscréatifsjaponais #japaneseboro #handmadeinholland
Making new friends!
#hamanaka #hamanakawoolfeltkit #droogvilten #vilten #viltendieren #zelfmaken #zelfmakenisveelleuker #zelfmakenisleuker #handgemaakt #handmade #faitmain #hechoamamo #feltanimals #creatiefbezig #creatiefbezigzijn #creatief #handmadeinholland
Yesterday I went to TAA, the first women's association of the Netherlands. Since 1871 this association has been supporting women in their aim for economic independance. They have a needle craft meetup on the third wednesday of the month. Women sit together and, as they go on with their projects, they share their knowledge and skills. I was happy to tell them about sashiko, boro and kogin and I learned some few things myself! One lovely lady even tried to do some sashiko and I think she really liked it!

#tesselschadearbeidadelt #sashiko #handwerk #handwerkenisleuk #handwerkenisheerlijk #naaldendraad #japansborduren #zelfmaken #zelfgemaakt #borduren #bordureniscool #bordurenisleuk
This #neddlefelting was so fun to do! I have to practice some more but with the right tools and material, it's really not difficult! I love #aclaine! It's a synthetic wool made by #hamanaka. You can felt much quicker than with regular wool and those colors are just amazing 😊 You'll find everything on the website under "craft"😉
#droogvilten #vilten #creatiefbezig #creatiefbezigzijn #creatief #handgemaakt #handwerkenisleuk #handmade #faitmain #hechoamano #zelfgemaakt #zelfmaken #loisirscréatifs #loisirscréatifsjaponais #viltendieren #feltanimals
My new little placemat. I used more colors and played with the prints. There are less stitches than in my previous one. I wanted to create another style. You'll find the fabric, the sashiko thread, needles and thimble on my website. Want to learn the technique? Join one of my classes!
#slowstitching #mending #sashiko #visiblemending #borostitch #slowfashion #borduren #borduurwerk #japansborduren #broderiejaponaise #japaneseembroidery #bordadojapones #patchwork #naaldendraad #patchwork #zelfgemaakt #zelfmaken #creatiefbezig #creatiefbezigzijn #creatief #handgemaakt #handwerkenisleuk #handwerkskunst #handwerk #steekjes #creatieveworkshops #creatieveworkshop #workshop#wabisabi #wabisabistyle #wabisabistitches
Busy, busy, busy...
#slowstitching #mending #visiblemending #borostitch #sashiko #sashikostitching #sashikofabric #wabisabi #slowfashion #borduren #borduurwerk #japansborduren #bordurenisleuk #zelfmaken #zelfgemaakt #creatiefbezig #creatiefbezigzijn #creatief #handgemaakt #handwerkenisleuk #handmade #handwerkskunst  #patchwork #japanesepatchwork #creatieveworkshops #creatieveworkshop #workshop #placemat
For this new boro placemat, I'm going to cheat a little bit. In the center, I'm using a piece of pre-printed sampler from Olympus-thread. The lines that I won't use will wash out so it's super handy!  I selected different kind of fabrics (vintage style takumi, sashiko fabric, printed cotton fabric) and I will play with the shades of blue using not only a white sashiko thread but also blue and navy. A bit of glue will help me keep the fabric in place.
#olympusthread #sashikostitching #sashiko #sashikoworkshop #workshop #creatieveworkshops #creatieveworkshop #creatiefbezig #creatiefbezigzijn #creatief #handgemaakt #handwerkenisleuk #handwerk #naaldwerk #garen #borduren #borduurwerk #borduurwerken #borduurwerkje #japansborduren #slowstitching #mending #borostitch #slowfashion #刺し子 #かわいいもの好き #手作り #ハンドメイド
I made this little placemat to show you what you can do with the beautiful vintage style fabric made by Olympus-thread. I used a fabric from the takumi collection and a white sashiko thread. This is boro, Japanese patchwork with sashiko stabs. I'll make more placemats, some with colors and some with different kind of fabrics. Are you getting curious? Follow me to know more😊
#olympusthread #sashiko #sashikostitching #sashikofabric #borduren #borduurwerk #broderiejaponaise #broderiesashiko #vintagefabric #creatiefbezig #creatiefbezigzijn #creatief #handgemaakt #handwerkenisleuk #handmade #faitmain #hechoamano #zelfgemaakt #zelfmaken #borostitch #borostitching #slowstitching #mending #slowfashion #刺し子 #刺し子コースター #刺し子糸 #かわいいもの好き
I am making a serie of placemats using the exquisite takumi fabric made by Olympus-thread. This indigo fabric  is perfect if you want your creations to have a beautiful and warm Japanese vintage look. You'll find it on my website and I'll put a tutorial on Facebook and on the website 😉
#olympusthread #sashiko #sashikostitching #vintage #vintagefabric #japanesefabric #slowstitching #mending #borostitch #borduren #borduurwerk #japansborduren #bordurenisleuk #zelfmaken #zelfgemaakt #creatiefbezig #creatiefbezigzijn #creatief #handgemaakt #handwerkenisleuk #handwerkskunst #handwerk #naaldwerk #garen #naalden #patchwork #patchworkquilt
I have just finished my boro cushion! While I was make it, I get inspired by the fabric... It started to tell me a story. It was about ancient Japan,  children full of energy playing with temari balls at the foot of a mountain. It was about an old message carved into the wall and covered in spider webs. I thought that I was going to attach some fabric scraps together but something else happened. It was such an amazing way to allow my imagination to run free😄 For this piece, I used 3 different sashiko threads from Olympus: white (#1), beautiful mosterd (#5) and grey (#28). #sashiko #sashikostitching #olympusthread #slowstitching #mending #wabisabi #borduren #borduurwerk #japansborduren #bordurenisleuk #zelfmaken #zelfgemaakt #creatiefbezig #creatiefbezigzijn #creatief #handgemaakt #boro #cushion #刺し子# coussin #kussensloop #kussen #broderiejaponaise #patchwork #visiblemending  #needlecraft
Work in progress...
#sashiko #olympusthread #japansborduren #borduurwerk #borduren #broderiejaponaise #broderie #japanesecraft #japans #bordadosashiko #bordadojapones #faitmain #handmade #hechoamano #jaimebroder #boroboro #slowfashion #slowstitching #mending #wabisabi
I'm quite happy with my Jeans! A quick sashiko repair and they become stronger... and cuter 😊
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