Many of my friends, and custoemrs are new to collecting and wearing kimono. Most of them are kind of nervous, if not a little intimidated by the concept of tying their own obi. Over the years I have seen many ‘home made’ pretied obi pass through my hands. I recently restocked my kimono in prep for the upcoming Anime con July 16th. You can see more about my kimono business, and things I have for sale at http://www.ohiokimono.com
Among the restock was a home made pretied obi. I looked at it, and it dawned on me…I CAN MAKE THAT!
So, I picked out an obi to try the conversation on. The obi I tried it on, is a ro-obi that features roses. It came out great! I am thinking of offering a small selection of pre-tied obi for my customers to buy! Below is a picture of the first pre-tied obi I made from a real obi. the brown fabic are the ties used to secure the obi to the person wearing it.
I wonder how popular these might be?