Chirimen is the Japanese name for the fabric with crimps on the surface (often silk), typically used in kimonos. The art of Chirimen transforms mere scraps of this textured crepe fabric into adorable, hand-sewn pouches and ornaments.
Scraps of the beautiful and precious fabrics used to make kimonos inspired the first Chirimen crafts. Shibo – the distinctive bumpy texture of Chirimen - is hand sewn into modern and traditional accessories, whimsical ornaments, practical accessories and furoshikis (a cloth giftware). Since the Edo period of 1603, the craft of Chirimen has been passed down from generation to generation. Our course is designed by Nobuko Naito, a renown master crafter of Chirimen. Learn a wonderful Japanese sewing craft you can enjoy for all your life!
You'll find all the information - from full details about each of the five motifs to a brief introduction of the fabric history - in this guide! Click on the button below to start downloading a FREE PDF version of the eGuide.DOWNLOAD FREE eGUIDE
Modern charms with generations of tradition.
5 motifs with various skill level to keep you challenged.
Our Chirimen course takes you from basic sewing techniques to advanced lessons that we are sure you will be able to take what you have learned and create your own sewing craft or sewing project.