Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Habu's Happy Box

You know the famous Japanese handwoven yarn shop called habu? Here in Japan, it's knows as "avril" and they have shops in Kyoto (HQ), Osaka and Tokyo.

I've started hand weaving and now takes Swedish Weaving class once a month. My teacher spent some years in Sweden to learn weaving, and now she has her own studio in Tokyo. I'd bought a rigid table loom. As you can see, I'm so much into it!

Every year, avirl (or habu) offers generous Happy Box to celebrate the first sale of the new year. And here it is! I bought one for myself. Look how much I got!!!! The box was huge and it was hard to hold to take it to my atelier room. I'm so excited to imagine what I'd knit/weave out of these wonderful yarns!

These books are about handweaving at home written by avril CEO. It tells me a lot! They're my bibles.


joyce said...

Wow Kumi - everything looks great. I haven't yet experimented yet with HABU yarns.

Kumi said...


Habe is called avril in Japan, and they produce various nice fancy yarns.
It's great for knitting, crochetting and handweaving!