During these strange times it has been really heartening to receive many messages of support and thanks from customers. Even the simplest message to say that an order has been received or that the fabric is beautiful means a lot and shows that the customer realises there is a real 'me' on the other side of the website, busy packing and sending their orders by hand every day. I am lucky to have a Post Office at the end of the road which is open 7 days a week, so I am able to send orders out by 1st class post every day. After a rocky few weeks, the Royal Mail seems to be back on track and parcels are being delivered quickly again.
This is good news, as it seems people are really getting into crafts during the lockdown! It is well known that engaging in craft activities is very beneficial to mental health, and sewing is a perfect way to keep busy at home during the lockdown. I'm sure the new series of the Great British Sewing Bee and Kirstie Allsopp have something to answer for, too.
I have been sent many pictures, all of which I will put up on the customer makes page in due course. For now, I would like to share a few examples of what customers have been up to. Maybe these will inspire you to have a go? If you've also made something from our range, don't forget to send a picture to me and I'll put it up on the website.
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Momo made lots of fashionable face masks from gorgeous metallic fabrics.
Alison's inspirational bags are based on the Mini Rice Bag Kit pattern.
Lin hand-stitched a boromono-style notebook cover with funky red sashiko thread.
Iris looks so cool in her trousers and shorts made from non-metallic fabric.
Helen's lovely lap quilt started life as a charm pack and 4 fat quarters.
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I started Japan Crafts in 2006 and have been bringing wonderful fabrics and techniques to people in the UK ever since.