SASHIKO 'lucky bag' - 'Japanese New Year'
Do you know the Japanese New Year sale tradition of the Lucky Bag? You get a great value discounted selection of goodies, but you can't look inside the bag first - it's a mystery. Lucky bags may be themed by products (stationery, accessories, makeup etc.) and are sold by stores in the New Year sales.
My lucky bags are themed by technique (sashiko, kogin etc.) and/or a keyword or phrase, such as 'wintertime', 'golden' or 'Japanese New Year' to give you a clue as to the products and colour themes of each bag. Sashiko 'lucky bags' have least £20 standard retail value of goods with a 20% discount on each 'bag'. Sashiko bags will contain fabric and threads all colour coordinated on the theme and chosen individually by me, with at least a 'fat quarter' of fabric (this may be a 45 x 50cm precut of Azumino fabric, or another sashiko fabric - it's a surprise!)
Think 'Japanese New Year' - what colours does that bring to mind? (Hint - there's lots of red, white, black, gold, orange and green!) Have fun!