Saturday, March 04, 2006

Here we are. This is how to sew a kesa. As I wrote many times, face to face transmission of the sewing method is best. At least, I have tried to provide people with basic instructions and I am willing to carry on with the nine stripes kesa, as well as writing on Funzoe sewing. I would be happy if people help themeselves to the content of this site and most grateful if we could get some feedback or some other contributions. You may also meet me at Blue Mountain: Please, don't hesitate to spread the word and write a few posts. Thank you.


Blogger Michael Tait said...

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6:10 PM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

Dear floating weed,

Thank you for your appreciation. You may email me at .

I shall be one more week in England, going to France on the 13 March and to Japan on the 3 of April.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch.


11:49 PM  
Blogger Ordinary bloke said...

floating weed is about to emerge from the muddy pool to meet the stitches on his kesa.

2:28 AM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

Dear Floating weed,

If you want me to post the measurements for the nine stripes kesa, let me know. Otherwise, I'll wait until you get in touch with me.


10:57 AM  
Blogger Pete, an ordinary bloke. said...

Congratulations on a beautiful blog. I will be eternally grateful to you for the sewing instruction I received from you. I often go on about learning face to face, but this will not always be possible for people who live in the sticks. I am sure your instructions will be very useful to those who want to sew and wear the kesa. Who knows a new and freer style of robe may emerge.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

Dear Peter,

Thank you again for your appreciation. I am eternally grateful to have met you and given you your real first sewing guidance. I still remember the day I gave you this black kesa of yours after a retreat. Very touching moment where I could get a glimpse of the ordinary bloke.

Yes, a freer style of robe may emerge one day.

The real thing about the robe is that it is really-really-really big. What I mean by that is the more I sew the robe, the more I see it around. The kesa is nothing but all this around us. And This is realli big.

When I hear people being very critical of the robe, part of me understands. It sounds mad, irrational. But a voice in me says: "look, look all around, this is the original robe".


2:46 PM  
Blogger Shin Mei Doku Joh said...

Hi Pierre,
thank you very much for your instructions and pictures of sewing the kesa. The indications of measurements helped me a lot. I already started sewing. Where did you get the pictures from?
Kind regards
Shin Mei Doku Joh

11:46 AM  

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