Lots of you are aware, but just in case you didn’t know… I LOVE Washi Tape.
Not sure what Washi Tape is?
Washi tape originates from Japan, it’s made of paper, but is not as delicate as you would expect. It comes in a variety of patterns and designs in either 1/2″ or 1″ widths. The designs feature coloured and opaque segments so the colour of the surface you put it on will show through the opaque sections. It features a low tack adhesive, making it repositionable and will stick to most surfaces so it’s not limited to paper crafting. You can cut it or tear it making it super easy to use.
Washi tape is typically made from natural fibres, such as bamboo or hemp, but most commonly from the bark of trees that are native to Japan — the mulberry, the mitsumata shrub or the gampi tree. Most Washi tapes are strong as well as pretty, making them perfect for both functional and decorative use.
Everyday I learn of more and more uses for this versatile little wonder.
One of our Duchesses wore Duchie Gumboots with her outfit on the weekend. “Gorgeous AND practical”, we all thought. Mysteriously, they were taken from outside the hall on Saturday night and the poor lady had to walk back to her cottage bare foot!
Turns out it was the Washi Tape Fairy… she returned the boots the next morning, looking splendid with their Wonderful Washi accessories.
What do you have that could do with a little brightening up? Check out our range of Washi Tape designs by clicking here. We have more being released TOMORROW so be sure to check back on my website in the morning.