Today we're starting to release the first of our new collection: Kodan-Stories In Thread. Each piece features traditional Japanese craftsmanship I imagined for modern times. Kodan is the Japanese art of storytelling and was used in their traditional oral storytelling. Our first piece is a practical bag for me to take to around town as I needed something large enough to hold my crafting experiments, but I wanted something more upscale than a tote bag that could be a statement piece, but still go with my various outfits. The answer for me is our new Market Bag.
This market bag features several different techniques including Sashiko handstitching, Boro fabric patching, and Origami fabric manipulation. You can see the hand stitches in the photo. Each bag features over 2,000 individual stitches and took several hours to sew. The fabric strips are bias cut. The bag is made of durable cotton twill fabric, leather, and heavy button thread. Everything is made and sourced locally here in the USA. The fabric comes from Greensboro, NC, the thread from Gastonia, NC, and everything was sewn here in our lovely Raleigh, NC.
It comes in 2 colors: White and Red.
Check out here to get your own!
Dara and Nash are two happily married craftspeople who love making practical beautiful things.