Handweaver Kyoko Osato says, "I try to combine the practical with the aesthetic to create wearable art." Osato uses two techniques to create lovely lambs wool scarves, shawls, and neckties: weaving by hand on a floor loom or felting by hand. Osato, based in Melbourne, Australia is originally from Japan. Her inspirations are Japanese culture and simplicity. The pretty 'Coral' scarf (left) looks like it's alive. The 'Thin' scarf below shows the delicate nature of Osato's weaving. I love the airy, almost sculptural quality of her pieces. Osato's work will be on display at the 'enCOUNTER show' at Craft Victoria in Melbourne from June 15 through July 5, 2009.