Last night I finally finished the little bag I started while I was in Japan. It is a Shifuku (仕覆), a drawstring pouch
utensils used for the Japanese tea ceremony. I have ordered a Chasen (茶筅), a whisk, from the Japan Centre which I will keep in my shifuku, the dimensions of the bag suit it although strictly speaking the chasen is not Dōgu (道具, literally
tools). I shall have to make more bags! This one is very special. The fabric is katazome, dyed at Noguchi san's, the indigo master and the drawstring is my first kumihimo.
bojagi). It is a wonderful momento of my time in Japan earlier this year. I know it is not perfect (not good enough for something Japanese for sure) but it is made to the very best of my ability, maybe I could dare to say it is Wabi sabi :-)
Edit: my Indigo Sister, Nat, has written a great post on bojagi, full of inspiration, it's here .