After a short walk from Yoyogi Uehara, you will arrive at Lemmikko 's shop and atelier. My heart flutters from the moment I open the store. This was also the time when we were creating the NONA store, so we asked ourselves what a ``heart-pounding store'' and ``a one-of-a-kind store in the world'' is. That's what I always thought, so as soon as I entered the store, I realized that my favorite stores are the ones where everything is made by hand. When I spoke to the two people behind Lemmikko , they said that most of the store's interior and fixtures are DIY. This is a genius DIY!
Thanks to all of you, the NONA staff were also moved by Lemmikko 's DIY and seemed convinced that in order to make it real, they should try their hands at it and try it themselves.
I was told that I was interested in vegetable dyeing, and after experiencing it many times with me, I was able to understand the activities of NONA, a small atelier, and decided to dye silk thread.
Silk is an ``animal fiber'' unlike cotton, which is a ``vegetable fiber'' that NONA usually dyes. Of course, silk is much more luxurious.
Temari pieces made of silk are also very nice, and nothing can replace that luster.
It's not that I'm not interested in temari made with silk thread, but it's easier for students to make palm-sized temari than small temari, so if I continue to make temari of that size, silk is too high-quality. , Temari is already far away from everyone, but she is becoming even more distant. For this reason, we dye silk without any purpose! It's rude, but in a sense I was looking forward to the opportunity to dye some silk someday.
This time, with a plant-themed theme, I wanted people to try dyeing with herbs and other plants that come out as waste when making syrup, so after trying about 10 different types, I decided on chamomile and rose.
The scent of dyeing is a "reward." The pleasant scent of herbs enveloped the small atelier in Nishi-Ogikubo.
Does chamomile really seem to be drying up? I was able to get a bright yellow color. With roses, the reddish color of the flowers does not remain as is, but this time the rose color remained slightly pink. Really beautiful. I wish the scent remained in the embroidery thread.
Since it was summer, I also used raw indigo dyed by Mr. Ogawa of Lemmikko.
What can you make with this silk embroidery thread?
A workshop planned by Lemmikko will be held to convey the idea that embroidery is free. In fact, even though I'm a complete embroidery beginner, I'm going to participate with nothing but admiration in my heart! Thank you for joining us.
NONA is also introduced with wonderful photos and text.
This photo is from Lemmikko .
It was so beautiful and beautiful that I was so excited that I delivered it before I could even take a photo.
Just looking at Lemmikko's photos is mesmerizing. Plant-dyed beads! The petal-dyed bags are all really wonderful. I feel excited that the world of vegetable dyeing that Lemmikko depicts will continue to deepen.
A gift from flowers... "Embroidered bag to carry spring" by Lemmikko
From a photo taken by NONA
We made various prototypes.
Is it like ramen? While saying
Lots of rose.
It looks like ramen noodles, but it has a luster unique to silk.
All of Lemmikko's staff and Mr. Ogawa are currently selecting colors.
He also watched over the dyeing process.
Mr. Shibata appears as a photographer! Magic hands! The photos are top notch and really nice.