I have a long standing collection of vintage kimono silk scraps. I've been buying these for at least 5 years now and every so often I'd get them out and examine them happily for a while. They are absolutely stunning and some of the silks are amazingly soft - age has softened them even more than they would have been new I think. I just love the intricacy of the designs many having both printed and woven designs layered onto each other. Stunning.
Happy as I was just owning these, I began making a few hair ties for myself with some of my favourites. Now these can be found for in a local store called cocoon and will be for sale at Evie Lala soon.
I'm totally thrilled that these fabrics are having a life outside of my stash and will be seen and appreciated by others. These photos are just a couple of examples.