The Festival of Broken Needles (Hari-Kuyo).

Today is The Festival of Broken Needles (Hari-Kuyo).

I saved my needles from last Feb 8th to this Feb 8th had my own Festival of the Needles. Since I did not have tofo (not sweet enough for my needles) I used peach yogurt; figured I should give them a sweet send off since they had given me so much sweet stitching time. I counted them: 42 needles, didn’t realize I had stitched that many projects, but I changed needles every project and every month. I usually average about three needles a project. Of the 42 there were only two broken and one badly bent. I also kept the largest and smallest needle, the bent or broken needles until last to place in the yogurt. I drank a Thai Chia latte and ate part of the peach yogurt to celebrate as I placed them in the yogurt.

Read how many of us celebrated:

Jane at Chilly Hollow:

Mostly Needlepoint:

Ridgewood Needleoint:


Plays with Needles:

And a needlecase class to make (I am going here next, this has been on my to-do list since I first saw it and since this is festival I deserve a present.)

I had another post planned for this week and maybe I will get to it later this week.

Until then…Remember the joy your needles have given you and…

Hope everyone has time to stitch today!  ttfn…sue

3 thoughts on “The Festival of Broken Needles (Hari-Kuyo).

  1. I must be a total oddball: I don’t throw away a needle unless it breaks, and that hasn’t happened in over three years.

    • I am hard on needles; the eyes get out of shape; they bend and discolor. I just find it eaiser and safer to replace every project or when the eyes become mis-shaped or the needle bends.

  2. Pingback: Hari Kuyo: Broken Needle Celebration | sudukc's needleart & other musings

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