An American potter's journal about making and collecting utensils for her study of chanoyu.
In addition to making ceramic objects in her home studio, Linda collects materials and makes one-of-a-kind chabako, the small portable box that holds almost all the items needed for the five variations of this specific traditional Japanese tea ritual.
Friday, April 13, 2012
I've been busy with gardening and thinking about chabako. Here are pictures of a macrame bag I made to use in the chabako procedure called shikishi-date. I made it with Perle Cotton thread to practice before investing in silk thread. The bag is made with a simple macrame technique and I made the drawstring on my homemade kumihimo (braid) stand called maru dai.