Kasuri Methi refers to dried leaves of the fenugreek plant. It is an herb with a bitter but addictive taste. Used as a spice in Indian curries, its strong aroma and distinctive flavour fascinate the taste buds!
How to Select • You can prepare kasuri methi at home. To do this, sort the fenugreek leaves to remove rotten ones, then wash and pat dry the good leaves. Allow to dry in the sun for a few weeks, till all the moisture is gone. • It is also readily available in the market. Choose a reliable brand, so ensure purity. • Check the seal of the package, and the use-by date. • Buy in small quantities, as the aroma will reduce if stored for too long.
Culinary Uses • Kasuri Methi is generally used as a condiment for flavouring various curries and subzis. • It combines well with starchy or root vegetables like carrots, yams and potatoes.
• Add to whole wheat dough to make flavourful rotis and parathas. • Add a teaspoon of dried fenugreek leaves to curries, as a spice, along with tomatoes. • It is used popularly in handi recipes.
• It can also be roasted and crushed before adding to subzis, to enhance the flavour and aroma.
How to Store • If kept refrigerated in an airtight jar, it can stay up to 6 months.
• Keep away from moisture.
Health Benefits • If consumed twice a day, it cleans the intestines and directs the waste out of the body naturally. • It is an appetizer, relieves constipation, and reduces colic.
The fabric to reproduced has arrived!
These are Japanese traditional fabric called 'Kasuri'.
We use organiccotton-yarn and original pattern. These are soft,durable,and so cute😍
“Kasuri” is a traditional Japanese fabric, derived from the word “kasureru” meaning “blurred” is created using individually dyed threads that are skillfully woven into the patterns you see here. These are created by artisans in Fukuoka, Japan using generations old wooden looms and weaving techniques. The ends of each scarf are tied by hand and made with care.
Just spent a lovely 3 days in Summer School @spinweavevic learning weft Kasuri (Japanese Ikat) with @theweaversworkroom.
It's nice to be a student once in a while.
Amanda referred to Kasuri as an obsessive compulsive activity. It really does require concentration, precision and practice.
I've only just begun weaving, as the tying and dyeing takes most of the time.
Kasuri is predominantly a dyers' craft, but the weaving has its challenges too!
I'll show you how I go on the loom when I have some progress to share... .
💙💙💙 so glad to finally see the blue fabric in the loom!
Check 👉@intertradition 👈for more pics from our project! @shogodai is there to document the last part in the weaving process while I’m holding the forth back in the north. ✌️ #intertradition#weaving#craftproject#textile#craft#kasuri
Sakura OPEN!! please come!
It is a kimono fabric that dyed cotton thread and then woven to draw out a pattern. There are various patterns. Sports, Cars, Airplanes, Cartoon pictures, Kewpie dolls, Mickey Mouse, Rakuro, animals, flowers, toys. This is a bird! (* '∇ `*) You know, too! It seems there was a lot of interesting patterns in the past!
木綿糸を染色して 次に織り上げて模様を出した着物生地です。色々な模様があります。スポーツ、車、飛行機、マンガ絵、キューピー人形、ミッキーマウス、のらくろ、動物、花、おもちゃ。これは、鳥です！(*´∇｀*) あなたも、知ってるよね！昔は、沢山の面白柄があったようです！
We visited Lyon to investigate the Ikat. Lyon is very popular region of silk industry, however the silk industry had declined now. We visited atelier (atelier de soirie) of silk screen, and observed their technique. It was very beautiful.