Thursday, April 17, 2014

Repurposing a Kimono

I purchased this silk kimono at the second hand store. An elderly Japanese woman would fit into this garment, but it was too small for me! The lining was a little worn but the outside still beautiful. I forgot to take a photo before I started cutting into it, but here are some photos of some smaller areas.  The flowers seem to be painted on.  The white flowers are much thicker than the other areas.



I made a circular bag with drawstrings, and little toolies for the inside.  I made all of the cording for this project from #5 perle cotton.




Pin wheel – front and back



 
Scissor fob
 

Three sided thimble holder (pinch to open)





Needlebook


 
 

 
Happy Birthday Rhoda!

5 comments:

  1. I'm sure Rhoda will just love this special gift. Very clever of you to make such a beautiful set.

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  2. What a fantastic gift you have made! Great use of a beautiful kimono.

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  3. Beautiful gifts.

    Happy Easter, Manuela

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  4. What a brilliant idea....giving new life to such gorgeous silk!

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