`A N E E D L E I S A S M A L L B L A D E . T H E I R O N I S F O R G E D L I K E A S W O R D ‘ : A NEEDLE SHOP IN KYOTO – TAASA Review March 2020


This article was originally found in the March 2020 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 29, Issue 1, Page 16).

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Carol Liston with Judith Snodgrass W hether a home sewer or a more fashion conscious sewist', the needle is the essential tool of our craft.

Blunt needles in a sewing machine cause missed stitches and broken threads, while a sharp needle is necessary for putting up a hem, or attempting the fine hand sewing of the couture dressmaker.

Like most travellers, I used Google to find sewing supplies before I went on my trip to Japan...