More pocket Dharma... mini rakusu

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  • Al
    Member
    • May 2007
    • 400

    More pocket Dharma... mini rakusu

    I'm always trying to stuff the Dharma in my pockets. This weekend I noticed I had some extra fabric left from my rakusu, so I decided to take a break from kesa sewing and make a tiny, pocket sized rakusu to go with my pocket Zen liturgy.

    Here are some pics of my odd little project.





    Not a true rakusu of course, but a nifty little reminder, and I learned several things while making it:
    - Ironing tiny seams is very difficult
    - The size of the fabric is inversely proportionate to how many times I will accidentally stab myself with a needle

    Gassho

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    Gassho _/\_

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  • Dokan
    Friend of Treeleaf
    • Dec 2010
    • 1222

    #2
    Re: More pocket Dharma... mini rakusu

    Wow that is amazing! Wonder how you'll fit the silk on the back!?

    Now you'll have to sew a 27 stripe okesa to go with it.

    S

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    We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
    ~Anaïs Nin

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    • Risho
      Member
      • May 2010
      • 3179

      #3
      Re: More pocket Dharma... mini rakusu

      That's really cool! Would that be called a poke-su? hahahhah
      Email: risho.treeleaf@gmail.com

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      • Geika
        Treeleaf Unsui
        • Jan 2010
        • 4980

        #4
        Re: More pocket Dharma... mini rakusu

        Fun!
        求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
        I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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        • Hoyu
          Member
          • Nov 2010
          • 2020

          #5
          Re: More pocket Dharma... mini rakusu

          What a fun project!
          Shinkai wrote:
          The size of the fabric is inversely proportionate to how many times I will accidentally stab myself with a needle
          :lol:

          Gassho,
          John
          Ho (Dharma)
          Yu (Hot Water)

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          • Shohei
            Member
            • Oct 2007
            • 2854

            #6
            Re: More pocket Dharma... mini rakusu

            Originally posted by shards
            Wow that is amazing! Wonder how you'll fit the silk on the back!?

            Now you'll have to sew a 27 stripe okesa to go with it.

            S

            Sent from my I897 using Tapatalk
            HEHE

            Neat stuff Shinkai!

            Gassho
            Shohei

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            • Shokai
              Treeleaf Priest
              • Mar 2009
              • 6391

              #7
              Re: More pocket Dharma... mini rakusu

              just to clarify, is that a lipbalm and nail clipper i see?

              If you made a bunch of those you could outfit Soen's Leprechaun Army :lol: :lol: :lol:
              合掌,生開
              gassho, Shokai

              仁道 生開 / Jindo Shokai

              "Open to life in a benevolent way"

              https://sarushinzendo.wordpress.com/

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              • Dokan
                Friend of Treeleaf
                • Dec 2010
                • 1222

                #8
                Re: More pocket Dharma... mini rakusu

                Lol Shokai...

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                We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
                ~Anaïs Nin

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                • Dosho
                  Member
                  • Jun 2008
                  • 5784

                  #9
                  Re: More pocket Dharma... mini rakusu

                  Very cool!

                  Gassho,
                  Dosho

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                  • Kyonin
                    Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                    • Oct 2010
                    • 6742

                    #10
                    Re: More pocket Dharma... mini rakusu

                    Wow! It looks great and fun to do. I wonder if I ever will even finish a regular one
                    Hondō Kyōnin
                    奔道 協忍

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                    • Dosho
                      Member
                      • Jun 2008
                      • 5784

                      #11
                      Re: More pocket Dharma... mini rakusu

                      Originally posted by chocobuda
                      I wonder if I ever will even finish a regular one
                      You will.

                      Trust me.

                      Gassho,
                      Dosho

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                      • willjohndover
                        Member
                        • Sep 2010
                        • 52

                        #12
                        Re: More pocket Dharma... mini rakusu

                        Originally posted by Dosho
                        Originally posted by chocobuda
                        I wonder if I ever will even finish a regular one
                        You will.

                        Trust me.

                        Gassho,
                        Dosho
                        I agree, it might take you 3 years like me but it will happen.

                        With hands together,
                        Will John

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