Exquisite Gift Boxes of Naturally Dyed Threads from Japan!
How much beauty can fit in one box? We’re totally bowled over by the Enneste Naturally Dyed Embroidery Thread Boxes that just arrived in the shop from Japan!
This exquisite collection of 19 threads is the result of a collaboration between Enneste and Hiromi Fujimoto Couture. Temaricious alumna Naho Izumi is the brain behind Enneste, and what she doesn’t know about dyeing threads wouldn’t even fill this box. Givenchy alumna Hiromi Fujimoto is a fashion designer extraordinaire whose work is inspired by French and Luneville embroidery techniques. These Tokyo and Paris based textile gurus are a match made in heaven, and we’re in awe of what they’ve created.
The threads in the Enneste Naturally Dyed Embroidery Thread Box are one of the most beautiful collections we’ve ever seen: silk, mohair, cotton, bamboo, linen, and merino wool threads dyed to perfection using hues from avocado, Japanese pagoda tree, and indigo, among others. It’s a lovely box of both textures and colour. It will bring so much joy to the embroidery or stitching enthusiast in your life, whether that’s a loved one or yourself!
Absolutely everything has been honed to perfection here, from the precise naturally dyed colours of the threads (which were lovingly crafted over several months) to the illustration by the textile designer and artist Anna Hashimoto that graces the cover of the box, which is based on Hiromi’s embroidery work. We are so chuffed to have these in the shop and over the moon to be able to share them with you.
Oh my what a box of wonders we’ve just received from the French textile designer Sophie Digard. Gorgeous Quotidian 13 Brooches are hand-stitched with merino threads and more Sea Life in Green scarves have arrived in impossibly rich hues. We’re still unpacking all these glorious goodies and will have more on our Sophie Digard page in the coming days!
The new issue of Amirisu is out today! We always love this sleek knitting magazine from Japan and this issue is no different. Twelve knitwear designs in cool, subdued winter shades grace the pages of the latest edition, plus interviews on fashion and knitting and much more. Some of our favourite yarns featured in this issue include mYak Baby Yak Medium, Woolfolk Luft, Brooklyn Tweed Loft, and Biches and Buches Le Petit Lambswool.
If you’re looking for the perfect haberdashery for your Dreaming of Butterflies Wrap Kit, look no further. These delightful Butterfly Scissors will keep your yarn ends snipped neat and tidy and add a little elegance to your knitting basket. They’re perfect for stitching and sewing as well.
Forget Black Friday, we’re joining Holly & Co in celebrating Colour Friday! This year on 25 November swap your big box store buys and instead pick up some truly colourful, creative items you can only find at the UK’s incredible independent shops. Whether your shopping for holiday gifts or for yourself, we hope you’ll join us in supporting the small businesses that make our communities so brilliant.
Have a brilliant weekend!