Japanese Yubinuki, Hishikazari and Sagemon from Gina B Silkworks

Japanese crafts from Gina B Silkworks will be on Hochanda TV tomorrow (4pm – Freeview Channel 85 or watch online via their website hochanda.com).

Here is a little sneaky peek of my show samples. Gina will be bringing a variety of tools and kits to create some lovely Japanese decorations including Yubinuki, Hishikazari (Dragon Boats) and Sagemon characters.

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I will be blogging more details of my samples over the next couple of weeks.


Bye for now, Anne xxx.

YouTube demo uploaded for Hishikazari Dragon Boats

Well I have finally done it – my first video demo on YouTube – eek. I am showing the new tool from Gina which enables you to create the little Japanese hanging decorations (Hishikazari – Dragon Boats). I have shown how to wrap them with thread and also how to treat them with Powertex if you want to make them more robust and use them in key rings, jewellery or bag charms etc.


I have a lot of Tech still to learn with video making – but here is a start to my new ventures on YouTube: – Video Link to Hishikazari demo.


I will blog and share a range of my finished projects soon x.

A sneaky peek of some of my samples for Gina-B Silkworks

Good afternoon. Here is a sneaky peek at some of my samples created for the show on Create & Craft TV tomorrow at 9am (Freeview Channel 23 – or watch live online from their website).


I will share more samples plus details of materials and instructions used soon.


Gina will be bringing fabulous Kanzashi flower kits as well as some Japanese techniques for creating  Yubinuki and Hashikazari.


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I super enlarged the Japanese thimble design (Yubinuki design) to make a trinket box.


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Designs with Kanzashi Flowers


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Photography courtesy of Gina Barrett.