Flower + cloth + hammer

= the Japanese craft of hapa- zome.

or in English, excellent fun and a perfect stress reliever! 

I saw it first on Alys Fowlers’ gardening programme (which I love) and then the next day Joanna emailed me and asked if I’d tried it yet.

So, of course I’ve been bashing every leaf and flower in sight since then.

But, my favourite so far is this coriander because it smelt divine and looks good too.

For hearing good, try this.



7 Responses to “Flower + cloth + hammer”

  1. ruth Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    it looks great fun!

  2. Dad Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    You can come round to us any day Janet and bash those ‘unwanted plants’. We have dandelions, daisies, buttercups and such like!
    I like the song by Pearl Jam. Never heard of him before but I think I will listen to more.

  3. scentedsweetpeas Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I really want to try this out, must go and find some material and a hammer!

  4. Joanna Says:
    May 12th, 2010 at 7:24 am

    that print has a lovely silouette to it. Have you set it with anything? How “fast” is the print? Mum and I fancied trying some but wondered about setting it.

  5. Emma Says:
    May 12th, 2010 at 7:46 am

    I’ve been enjoying Alys too. I can smell that corainder from here – doesn’t it make a beautiful design? How well is it fixed by the iron?

  6. scentedsweetpeas Says:
    May 12th, 2010 at 10:46 am


    Just a quick note to say Joe has an award waiting for him on my blog 🙂

  7. Debbie St. Germain Says:
    May 13th, 2010 at 2:31 am

    That is really nice, looks like something fun to try.
    Good for those days when we have pent up frustration;)


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