Please note: the ‘Snow Flower’ colour way is no longer available but we are stocking the ‘winter gold’ gold pot (pot is the same colour but with rusty oranges and cream pins), and the ‘Snow Light’ colour way (pot is the same colour but pins are reds and greys). You will be sent one of these designs when ordering. If you require a specific colour, please request this in the notes when completing your order at the checkout.
I am endlessly fascinated by the design of threads reels and I just couldn’t resist these beautifully dainty and useful ceramic needle and pin holders by Cohana of Japan.
They are made from ‘Hasami Ware’ which has a history going back 400 years, and has been widely produced since the Edo era.
The spools have been made by Cohana in collaboration with Ishimaru Togei, a company that was founded in 1948 and has their pottery workshop in Hasami. The beautiful spool has an exquisite glaze that brings out its simple texture and a quality that is unique to ceramics that have been fired in low temperatures.
A magnet is built into the spool and catches needles and pins both inside the well at the top and against its sides. This special version of the design contains a beautiful set of special glass-headed pins, in a gift box.