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Wabi Sabi Designz, Japanese vintage textiles

Now onto 2018 for Wabi Sabi Designz

January 26th, 2018 by Yvonne

Wabi Sabi Designz had a great year with many firsts in 2017!  We entered new and exciting territory with a brilliant article about us in the “Ruth” magazine early in the year and advertising in this same magazine bringing our products to the notice of communities in southern and western Queensland as well as northern  […read more]

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Heather and Yvonne in a Japanese fabric store

Japanese vintage: Let the Textile Decide……

August 19th, 2017 by Yvonne

Heather and I feel in love with Japanese vintage textiles when we discovered them at a market in Melbourne. We were mesmerized by the craftsmanship involved in the weaving, dying and painting of the traditional designs and motifs. Not to mention the luxurious feel and the look of the textiles. We both knew we had  […read more]

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Samurai Woman Jacket

My Inspiration for Samurai Woman Jacket

January 26th, 2017 by Yvonne

I have been working with vintage Japanese textiles for some time now and I wanted to create something that connects with the history and traditions of Japan.  I read a number of books about ancient Japan and discovered that women fought alongside the male samurai.  They wore a style of armour that included large shoulder  […read more]

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Meisen Silk

Meisen Silk – A Truly Beautiful Vintage Japanese Textile

October 11th, 2016 by Yvonne

I have just unpacked my latest shipment of Japanese vintage textiles, which included a bolt of stunning meisen silk.  All those reds, yellows, oranges and other earth tones combine to create a wonderful textile.  Makes me think – what can I make up with this gorgeous silk? Are you wondering what meisen silk is all  […read more]

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Japanese vintage textiles, Japanese vintage yukata cotton, women's clothing

Japanese Vintage Yukata Cotton Shibui Tops

July 25th, 2016 by Yvonne

We have just added some Shibui Tops to our website under the product category, Women’s and Children’s Clothing. These Shibui Tops have all been created from Japanese vintage yukata cottons and are in a range of sizes and textiles.  Yukata cotton is used to make summer kimonos in Japan.   What is “shibui”? It means  […read more]

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