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by koneko
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: Wait...do I see a moth hole?!
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: Wait...do I see a moth hole?!

Also Quat...what are stink-beetles?! :ohmy:
by koneko
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: Wait...do I see a moth hole?!
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: Wait...do I see a moth hole?!

I know this was a long time ago, but I'm just cruising past this page, so... I treated all kimono that had been out on display at the time by packing them very airily with acid-free tissue paper and putting each into an under-bed storage box. Onto the inside lid of the box I taped the right amount o...
by koneko
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: Horrible stuff I've done to restore a kimono, haori and etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

Re: Horrible stuff I've done to restore a kimono, haori and etc.

I'm afraid I don't have a before. I usually keep pics of everything, but I didn't for that one. I'll pull it out and take a few 'after' pics tho :smile:
by koneko
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Tutorials: Women's Kitsuke
Topic: Wedding kimono
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Wedding kimono

For the bride, the groom, or the guests? :smile:
by koneko
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: Silk and Age Discoloration
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Silk and Age Discoloration

Hi :smile:

Sorry about that, I'd forgotten that it was a PDF :oops:

I've corrected the link above, but here it is againhttps://eprints.soton.ac.uk/162153/. The PDF download button is on the right of the screen, to view the whole thesis on the University of Southampton website. :smile:
by koneko
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: Silk and Age Discoloration
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Silk and Age Discoloration

I know this is thread is long gone, but just a few points if anyone is looking for washing info and finds it... First, sorry I feel your pain...but you can't wash shibori at all--it will lose the texture of the shibori--you know, the little raises in the fabric where each knot has been tied. If you ...
by koneko
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: Horrible stuff I've done to restore a kimono, haori and etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

Re: Horrible stuff I've done to restore a kimono, haori and etc.

Okay, brace... I once washing-machine dyed an entire silk uchikake with black dye--and I don't even feel bad about it! :creepo: I bought it because I thought I should have one of the more modern-style uchikake for my collection - you know the type, lots of gold with massive cranes flying across it -...
by koneko
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: Hanging kimono in your closet (short-medium term storage)
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Hanging kimono in your closet (short-medium term storage)

Wow, they're a good idea! What a find, Wim :smile: I'm guessing you could equally use a multi-pair trouser hanger in the same way https://www.amazon.com/Clothes-Pants-Hangers-2pack-Organizer/dp/B06ZZBR7ZK/ref=pd_sbs_201_12?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B06ZZBR7ZK&pd_rd_r=d91d6c3e-c3d3-11e8-8c28-31baa6c9117...
by koneko
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Mishin de Kimono by Yumi Yamamoto
Replies: 0
Views: 726

Mishin de Kimono by Yumi Yamamoto

Does anyone have even any partial translations of this book? It looks like it goes into a lot of detail, and whilst I know a lot of people say you can make it out roughly based on the accompanying pics, I'd love to know the finer tips it must contain. :question: Looking at you, Fabric-Magpie Onegais...
by koneko
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Lengthening sleeves of 2 kimono
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: Lengthening sleeves of 2 kimono

They look great! It's always an extra bonus to find extra sleeve length :smile: I've stared at a fair few 50's to contemp. furisode and thought the sleeves looked just a little wrong (it's often in the curve of the outer lower edge, as you said. I guess it needs a fair bit of practice to get that bi...
by koneko
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Silk thread against synthetic thread
Replies: 14
Views: 2066

Re: Silk thread against synthetic thread

I really think this is one of those topics where there's no right answer, it's just preference. I haven't sewn that many kimono (about half a dozen), but I've been a costume maker for thirty-odd years, most of which has been spent around a lot of old ladies who've been doing it their whole lives for...
by koneko
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Re: Self made Kimono dump!!!! XD (new Editions)

Wow, that lining really pops! As does the whole thing against your fab orange kimono :love:

Such an amazing job - it all looks so neat.

What's this book everyone's finding easy to work through?? :question:
by koneko
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [JP] From Zero Knowledge - Kimono and Playing Primer.
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: [JP] From Zero Knowledge - Kimono and Playing Primer.

Ah, thanks, now I seen them full size! On the ohasori thing, I should explain--I love early Taisho kimono, which come somewhere between 135-150cm length. My kimono length is 175cm... you can see where the problem is now... :twitch: I've done so many cheats over the years, like buy ensemble pieces wi...
by koneko
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [JP] From Zero Knowledge - Kimono and Playing Primer.
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: [JP] From Zero Knowledge - Kimono and Playing Primer.

Hi! Just followed your link and then have been wandering around your Tumblr pages - fab to see! I'm amazed and impressed that you've managed (worked!) to integrate kimono into your life to this degree :smile: The kimono measurement tool was also particularly useful - I've never seen one before. I do...
by koneko
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: moving your wafuku
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: moving your wafuku

Hi :smile: Like Quat, I have a lot of the long under-bed style plastic storage boxes - I used to use them to store kimono at one time, ten to a box (boxes opened and aired out monthly. Fortunately, mine are just long and wide enough to hold tatoushi, so they were great to move everything. Just a lit...
by koneko
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Making Kimono and Obi
Topic: Yukata Made Simple booklet
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Yukata Made Simple booklet

This is so great, what a fantastic resource! Thanks so much for taking the time to post this :smile:

Hope I can post questions if I get stuck?! :frazzled: :unsure:
by koneko
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: Wait...do I see a moth hole?!
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: Wait...do I see a moth hole?!

Thank you for humoring me! :bashful: I really like the sound of the moth repellent paper (I think it's relatively new) because you can cut it to size, so you get the perfect dose for the space, meaning you can place a cut-to-size piece on each shelf, rather than one of those more general hanging pla...
by koneko
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: [Mega Thread] Kimono/wafuku & Komono Storage
Replies: 29
Views: 6497

Re: [Mega Thread] Kimono/wafuku & Komono Storage

I know this is an old thread, but I just wanted to add something to consider, if someone's reading this afresh for their own kimono storage, and thinking of fabric covers for kimono. Fabric covers are great in terms of breathability, but remember that you want some protection not just from dust, but...
by koneko
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: Wait...do I see a moth hole?!
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Wait...do I see a moth hole?!

Hi, Well, I found a carpet beetle in my kimono room today, so I'm in all-out panic mode! :gah: Yes, I know it was just one beetle, and it could have crawled in there from outside...but I took ownership of a very old Meiji furi last month, and it had a few moth holes in it (looked like moth not beetl...
by koneko
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Making Stuff
Topic: Full-size kimono display hangar for just $13.50!
Replies: 2
Views: 2560

Re: Full-size kimono display hangar for just $13.50!

Lol! You're on your own with that one, I'm afraid! :happy:
by koneko
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Making Stuff
Topic: Full-size kimono display hangar for just $13.50!
Replies: 2
Views: 2560

Full-size kimono display hangar for just $13.50!

Hi :smile: Just wondering if anyone else has done this yet, and if not, I wanted to point out a super-speedy way to have a reasonable kimono display stand. I was lamenting my lack of kimono display options again last week (like you do!), particularly hankering after a full-size ikou-style flat displ...
by koneko
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Storage, Cleaning, and General Care
Topic: How do you repair torn kimono fabrics?
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

Re: How do you repair torn kimono fabrics?

I've made repairs to kimono using 4 momme (lightweight) habotai silk of a similar color (habotai is a very thin silk, so it tends not to create a stiff patch where the faric is two layers thick). If necessary, I've started with white silk and painted it using silk paints, or felt-tip silk pens, to m...