Thursday, February 7, 2013

Broken Needle Festival

Tomorrow, February 8, is the day to pay homage to your needles and gently put your worn and broken pins and needles to rest. I've noticed it's becoming a tradition here to make a needlebook or pincushion to celebrate the event.  (a lot less messy than the traditional tofu)

You will find a sweet homage to the needle here.  And information on the traditional festival in Japan here.

Thanks to Susan at Threaded Needle for the links. She's having a contest for one of her kits--just post a photo of your favorite resting place for your needles on the Sashiko Stitchers Facebook page (your needlework does not have to be sashiko). 

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