Hello! I’m glad you’re here reading this.

TEZUKURI / 手作り(Japanese word for handmade) is a personal research diary of my exploration of natural indigo with various materials and techniques. My mind and my hands are set to create things; simple, unpretentious, slow made and always with care.

I am a product designer and I live and work in Tokyo  London. I’m writing in English but Spanish is my mother tongue so this is also part of the challenge to keep this blog nice, moving and readable.

Thanks for popping by, come and visit any time and please do leave feedback!

Luisa x

This is me, in the gates of the forbidden city in Hué, Vietnam 2012

24 responses to “About

    • Thank you very much G.E Gallas! It’s the first time I’m nominated for something like this, I really appreciate it. I’m glad you enjoy my posts and keep up your good work!

  1. Hi thanks for visiting my little blog and reading about my doilies 🙂 you have some great posts on your blog : I love the Batik & the post about the clay : I’d love to have a go. Nice to *meet* you 🙂

    • Thanks for visiting and for your nice comments! I really loved your doilies and how adorable they look in the mother’s day cards! I will be following your blog from now on, so don’t be surprised to see lots of likes from me 🙂

  2. Thanks very much for stopping by my site and for the follow. Lucky you living in Tokyo! Your site is great, love the silk scarves they are really beautiful.

  3. Hi Luisa, this is Ted from San Diego. I met you at Bryan’s house mid of last year. I’m so glad to find your blog and to see you started your vat. Cant wait to see more.

    • Hi Ted, It’s so nice to hear from you! You know, I’ve been following Jyumoku through Facebook since you gave me your card at Bryan’s. I really like your work! Keep it up and stay in touch. All the best for you.

  4. wow. i am so happy i found your bolt. my name is isa, i live in brooklyn, but i am from brazil. i am an herbalist and just fell in love with indigo dyeing. your blog is the best!!!!

  5. Hello Luisa,
    I’m Asako.I met you last year in Fujino. That time you read a book of Haruki Murakami.
    I’m happy to find your blog. Your works are beautiful!!

      • Hello Luisa san.Thank you for your reply.I’m happy to hearing from you.I visit Fujino once a month. Now I’m making tumugi-ito from cocoons.Keep in touch!

  6. Hi Luisa,
    Just stopping by to tell you that I love your work!
    I am a denim and indigo lover, and love-lovethe last project you did (waterfalls scarf).
    If you ever stop by Paris, let me know!
    Best, J.

    • Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much. I saw your blog the other day, I loved it! Loved the image selection, the colour palette and off course the indigo 🙂
      Visiting Paris soon is on my list… I’ll let you know, and do let me know if you jump up to London x

  7. No termino de sorprenderme con cada paso que haz seguido en tu trabajo, la pasion y amor que pones en cada detalle. gracias por compartir

  8. Hi Louisa! I saw traditional indigo dying in the town of Mali, north Guinea – under the mango trea in old oil barrels using unraveled old sackcloth for thread! Fascinating, as is the shibori technique which I found on pinterest. Still haven’t tried but will do and now inspired by you 🙂 Thanks and good luck with ‘Bluefields’! Liisa from Helsinki xx

    • Hi Liisa! Thanks for following my blog! I am planning a trip to India to do some indigo dyeing in a few months, but visiting Mali is something I would really like to do in the future! Good luck trying out some Shibori, you might get a bit obsessed like me 🙂 xx

  9. Hello mam , i am from India. I love shibori. And I have tried some pieces of ori nui and mokume shibori. I saw your katano technique piece. I want to try this, so ma’am can you explain me how to do it? Thank you.

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