Small Japanese Wooden Thread Winder from Golondrina, a small woodworking shop and craftsmanship laboratory that seems to leap from the pages of a picture book in the Suwa district of Nagano Prefecture. Each winder is carefully cut fromood, one at a time. Golondrina has a unique philosophy, and a concept of"Things That Excite." These winders, which allow you to feel the warmth that comes from being handmade from wood, are packed with Golondrina's ideas.High-quality button thread, developed with an exacting focus on performance by the sewing thread manufacturer Fujix (founded in 1921 in Kyoto), coils around the winders. In addition to sewing on buttons, this all-purpose thread can be used for any of the many kinds of work you do with needles. Fujix has developed a lineup of threads for a wide range of purposes. People around the world rely on thread from Fujix. By putting strings or metal fittings through the holes in these winders, you can have fun using them as scissor sheaths, or as accessories such as necklaces and earrings.
World-famous Shozaburo scissors are made with devotion, one pair at a time, by artisans who do not compromise on quality. The makers are direct descendants of the spirit of the original maker, Shozaburo himself. The handles of these smooth-cutting Shozaburo thread scissors are finished in modern style and wrapped in Iga braids, a material made primarily for use in armor-making since before the Nara period. The beautifully dyed silk threads are gentle on the hands, bringing about a unique texture and experience.
Japanese masu, wooden measuring boxes, have a 1,300-year history. This skill and culture has been handed down by Ohashi Ryoki in Ogaki, Gifu prefecture. This little mamemasu wooden box, created with delicate craftsmanship, has been turned into a lovely pincushion that fits snugly in the palm of your hand. It is made from fragrant Japanese cypress, using dovetail joinery to securely hold the shape of the box. The skills of a craftsman have produced a beautiful and functional mamemasu that is just 15mm(0.6 inch) square. The fabric on the pincushion is a high-quality linen woven in Hamamatsu, which allows needles to pass smoothly through fabric. The colors of the glass head pins match the pincushion.
Mysterious "tombo-dama" (glass beads), their production method already established by the Nara period (which began in 710 A.D.), using closely-guarded techniques. It is said that in the Edo period (1603-1868 A.D.), with much trade arriving from China and Europe, glass-making techniques from abroad were also entering the stream, and the production of "tombo-dama" became even more varied. Cohana's marking pins are handmade with care, one-by-one, using tombo-dama techniques. The floral designs for these tombo-dama are called "millefiori," meaning "a thousand flowers." The components are heated in the flame from a burner, and carefully shaped. The pins are made in Hiroshima, an area famous for their production, so they sew smoothly. Includes 3 .
“Hasami Ware” has a history of about 400 years, and has been widely produced since the Edo era and many people feel familiar with it. This is a ceramic spool which has been made by Cohana in collaboration with Ishimaru Togei, a company that was founded in 1948 and has their pottery workshop in Hasami. The beautiful spool has an exquisite glaze that brings out its simple texture and a quality that is unique to ceramics that have been fired in low temperatures. The magnet is built into the spool and catches needles and clips, so that it can be used as a magnet pin cushion or clip holder. Available in Cohana's five colors. A cute magnet spool which will make you want to collect all colors.