Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Zanshin Art Website is LIVE!

 The new Zanshin Art website is fully featured to make selecting fabrics and ordering a happier experience.

I'll continue to update this page with news and to keep the Aikido and Knee Injuries Research Project online as a public resource.

Thank you for fifteen years of support!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

And Now For Something Completely Different!

Taking a little vacation from weapons bags to do some personal sewing.

Finished a summer blouse last week and am in the middle of this full circle skirt in a delightfully shimmery, drapy retro print.

I have fabric for a few more garments to be made up but will set them aside as custom bag orders come in.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Trio of small bags made for our friends at Mugendo Budogu: sized for carrying small tools you might need when bringing your sword to/from the dojo.
Crafted them from a very dense, high quality cotton twill (black) and embellished with Asian-themed prints. Fold and tie to close. They retail for $30 on their website.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Small Details

A dojo bag being prepped. The original design for the dojo bag had a single layer bottom. I soon decided they merited a double layer for durability, and wanted to quilt the layers together. Sitting at the machine, I started with concentric circles turning inward to the center, and as a last minute flourish turned to make the wave. So now that's what I do.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

New Prints for a New Year

A few drop-dead gorgeous brand new prints that I have just ordered today - enough for one bag each.

They will be available for use in early January.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Five lovely extra-wide jodo bags shipped out to my dear friends at Mugendo Budogu with whom I consign selected designs.

They offer all kinds of budo supplies, clothing, iaito, books, videos, and more - high quality imports from Japan, they are based here in the USA and offer excellent customer service.