Today is the launch of furoshiki makers Link’s new design collaborations with myself and Lucinda Newton Dunn.
My design Maze, is about the journey out of a city, specifically London. It is an observation of the city’s varying pace, spacing and architecture, and the need to escape beyond the city’s boundaries to nature every once in a while.
After creating the design, I discovered that the spiral motif in traditional japanese art signifies luck, which feels serendipitous. I like the idea of carrying things around wrapped in ideas of adventure and optimism for the future.
The furoshikis have been printed in Japan using traditional hand made methods, Link visited the Chiffonez printing factory and interviewed the owner Mr Fakuda. Look here for the insightful article about the process. It’s wonderful to see such craftsmanship being applied with one of my designs, many thanks to Kyoko at Link for getting me involved in this project.
If you don’t know what a furoshiki is yet, then head over to Link’s page where they will tell you all the great possibilities of them.Click here!
‘Maze’ is printed in a bright coral/ cinnabar and overlaid with process blue/cyan which appears navy with the layering.
90cm x 90cm 100% Cotton satin. 10% of all furoshiki sales will be going towards recovery efforts in Tohoku, specifically towards rebuilding a sewing factory where furoshikis are made. Buy here
I am travelling around Japan July 11th-26th. If anyone has any recommendations of things to see and do (esp textiles related), let me know! Visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Takayama and Naoshima. hello(at)hannahwaldron.co.uk. Thank you