Today is Harikuyo, the Ceremony for the Broken Needle. Ever heard of it? Me either until a few months ago when I saw a post on Susan Elliot's fabulous blog, Plays with Needles. So Harikuyo is a Japanese tradition honoring the broken needles used in work during the year. Susan has a post explaining the tradition. She even offers a class for making a Japanese Harikuyo inspired needlebook.
In the meantime, Plays with Needles is having a blog hop for the Ceremony of the Broken Needle where participants can share how they are honoring their broken needles. I couldn't find an actual broken needle, but I did bend one today while working on my Pies and Tarts project.
|My second Pies and Tarts block (98 to go!)|
Visit Susan's blog and see the amazing needlework she does! They are truly works of art. Then visit the other fun blogs with their own tribute to the needles they use to create.
|Broken Needle Bottle|