Tsukineko Memento Ink & Amigurumi Crochet Toys? Oh Japan, How I Love Thee!

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How does so much crafty goodness and appealingly designed things come from just one small nation?

I came here to just write about this very interesting product called VersaCraft (Fabrico) I heard about which allows you to stamp onto fabric using a traditional stamp pad but then you can heat set the ink to the fabric with an iron! This is the company that makes these magical ink pads: Tsukineko. I can’t wait to try this.

But while I’m at it I’d like to thank Japan for a few more things…

Amigurumi – crochet toys that are made in the round, using single crochet
(this project by roxycraft)

Origami – paper folding
(this project by piggySTY)

Harajuku – Japanese street style
(this project by surfergrl311)

Kokeshi Dolls – wooden dolls with sweet and simple expressions
(this project by runamok)

And many many many more things than I can fit here!

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  1. Allison says:

    Thanks for posting about the fabric stamp inks. I am going to the big craft supply trade show in Vegas in 2 weeks (CHA) and will go check these out.

  2. wooll3n says:

    Yup, Fabrico is wonderful! A few years ago, my mom and I have stamped on muslin to make curtains. Since then I’ve stamped on t-shirts and sweatshirts for my nieces. This last Christmas I stamped an apron for each niece (ages 3 and 5) and a tiny ‘toolbelt’ type apron for my nephew (age 1.5) because all the kids like to help their mom make cookies.

    Hope this gives you’all a few ideas of what can be done with ’em 🙂

  3. udandi says:

    I didn’t realize craft ink hasn’t been available in stores. it’s something I’ve gotten from a direct sales rubber stamp company for a while now. it is great for making towels and fabric coasters!

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