A friend emailed me a few weeks ago with a link to the Shinzi Katoh shop. I’d done a little research and visited the shop following Leslie’s amazing encounter â€“ but it’s always more motivating when you’ve had a friend tell you you really really must look, NOW!
So I had a proper look this time round, and was, to a degree, sensible, because I’ve handed all my shop money over to the Moving To London Fund. Which has put a bit of a dampener on the old shopping in Japan business.
I was going to make Astrid a bag with this canvas â€“ and I knew I wanted to keep a metre of my organic voile back for lining â€“ but I couldn’t for the life of me remember why at the time so it’s packed and gone. I am loving these linen tapes â€“ so cute â€“ and so many to choose from! And of course the fabric section is rather exciting too.
After I’d managed to check-out in Japanese I discovered there is an English shop â€“ which doesn’t contain the full range although you can ask for items from the Japanese shop. However if you want the full Japanese experience without knowing Japanese, I’ve made a tutorial here.
Please let me know if there’s anything missing. And if someone can enlighten me on what one should put under ‘furigana’ I would be most grateful. As I’m sure would be the Shinzi Katoh people who will get people saying ‘miss’ for that!