Saturday, 6 February 2016

Making Hina Ornaments

After posting about these Hanging Hina Ornaments, some readers have asked about patterns and instructions.


I have found a good website for instructions for various ornaments. The text is all in Japanese, but the pictures are good and easy to understand. Just click on the picture of the ornament you want to make. Go to Nunoasobi and enjoy!



Personally, for most of my ornaments, I have used an old book:
where there are instructions for the Hanging Hina Dolls (Tsurushiskazari) of Inatori Hot Spa Town in Shizuoka, and the Sagarimono of Yanagawa Town in Fukuoka.
 I also have a print for Kasa Fuku of Sakai Town in Yamagata with some unusual ornaments.

Pamela, you might find a similar book in Japanese in a bookshop in Hokkaido, but the Nunoasobi website is OK, too. Good luck!


10 comments:

  1. Thank you for the link to the Hina ornaments Queenie. The visual patterns look fairly simple to follow.

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    1. The Japanese are good at making visual patterns, look in any quilt book and you know. I guess the reason is that written instructions are hard to follow in themselves; it just is such a hard language... sigh!

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  2. Thank you for the link. Nice to refer to. I love the peas. One can easily follow the pattern - I have the experience with many Japanese books and journals.

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    1. I agree, the peas are cute and so are many of the other vegetables. It would be possible to make a whole bowl full of vegetables out of the patterns...

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  3. Thanks for the patterns, I so like the little rabbit!

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    1. Making a cardboard shape and then covering it with stretchy fabric is an easy way to make little ornaments. You are so creative, Susan, and would soon come up with all sorts of lovely designs.

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  4. Thanks for the link. I found some pictures of the dolls on Pinterest, although not patterns.

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    1. I haven't checke Pinterest, but I am sure there are lots of ornaments, not only the traditional ones. Why shouldn't we make new ones suitable for modern times? A bicycle, a high school diploma,...

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  5. Thank you for the link Queenie. Beautiful fabric. I also love the little rabbit.

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    1. There are so many ornaments one can add to the mobile, apart from the traditional ones. These all have meanings e.g. a pillow=wishing the baby will sleep well, a pair of sandals/gloggs=the baby will start walking soon, a comb=the little girl will care for her beautiful hair...)

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