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Ikig-Chibi Paka Chunky Yarn

"Ikigai" is the Japanese philosophy of having a source of value in one's life that makes everything worthwhile.  It's your reason to get out of bed in the morning.  Ikigai is often represented as the center of a Venn diagram overlapping what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs and what you can be paid for.

What is Ikigai Fiber?  I have been fascinated with Japanese crafting for many years and have been fortunate to take workshops on Sashiko, boro and indigo dyeing.  Japan has a tradition of handcrafting dating back centuries.  Because of the social value of handcrafting, it is no wonder that their supplies are sophisticated yet practical. Although I'm starting with yarn, I envision Ikigai Fiber eventually carrying supplies and offering tutorials on many of these Japanese-inspired hand crafts. 


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