More of these beauties have just arrived from Tokyo!Handmade in Japan and designed by Hikaru Noguchi.There are two styles of these wooden darning m...View full details
Finding a measure of artistic freedom and stimulation in England which she had not found in Japan, she stayed on after completing her studies at Middlesex University to take up knitted textile design work, developing new and innovative textiles for furnishings, scarves, bags and garments.
Her work has developed to mix texture, colour and hand knit qualities. With influences from traditional knit patterns and techniques, such as FairIsle, Aran, embroidery and stripe. Sources of inspiration are diverse, from flea markets all over the world to paintings of De Chirico. She seeks a look that is both sophisticated and quirky, achieved through unusual juxtapositions of colour and texture. Throughout, her fundamental theme is one of joie de vivre.
In the last few years Hikaru has delved deeper into visible mending and embroidery as another layer and dimension to her work. Living back in Tokyo now she has published a book 'Darning Repair Make' and has a line of handmade wooden darning mushrooms that she has designed.
More darning loveliness from Tokyo!Handmade in Japan and designed by Hikaru Noguchi.We adore Hikaru's handmade darning tools like her whimsical dar...View full details
Hikaru might be doing more workshops in Winter 2022/23 at Loop. Stay tuned! We're over the moon to welcome our dear friend, Hikaru Noguchi, to ...View full details