Stitch by stitch
my Boro jacket is getting to the end,
"the end" that I think is the end
Originally boro is a kind of mending
old valued textile pieces.
To see some real boro, you have to look
(he has a gallery in New York, USA,
were he has lots of antique Japanese textiles)
Of course you've realized by now my Boro isn't about mending
it's more about decoration, embellishment.
A certain kind of applique is used by Nadia
She is a blogging friend I found (most probably ... I'm not quite sure ...)
through one of Jude Hill's classes.
I asked Nadia if I could try "her" technique
on my jacket ...
She said I could !
So here is the result Nadia
(still busy in the garden in the warm sunshine)
... and done !
Ha, I found another spot, at the bottom of the front
that I wasn't very happy with :
so there will be a bit more "needle turn applique"
The rain on Tuesday gave a wonderful sight in the garden :
thousands of tiny droplets everywhere !
On Wednesday night we had a wonderful show in Rotterdam Luxor by
O boy, she can sing !
... ánd she's funny too !
(it was a special show about the 125 year old theatre Carré in Amsterdam :
lots of famous diva's were impersonated by "La Bloemen" )
Late this evening I had to go behind my sewing machine :
I couldn't find the slipcover for the quilt
that is selected for the new book :
I have to bring the quilt to Gouda tomorrow,
where next Wednesday on May 1 the book is presented
and the exhibition starts !
(I'm thrilled !!!)
Oh wow loving that lovely spirally appliqué - you have given me the glimmerings of an idea! I still have quite a long way to go with my "Boro" Jacket. When you decide that, finally, you have finished, do take lots of photos - details and full jacket views. So exciting! LxBeantwoordenVerwijderen
So exciting about the exhibition. I plan to go and see all the beatiful art quilts and tell my mother about it . She was a very traditional quilter xBeantwoordenVerwijderen
Wie weet ontmoeten wij elkaar eens. Ik ga woensdag 1 mei naar het symposium en de opening van de expositie in Gouda. Ben heel nieuwsgierig naar jou art quilt!BeantwoordenVerwijderen
And I well deserved honor!
(And on completing your jacket boro - lovely!)
Hi, Els. Beautiful jacket and I'm delighted to see your use of the needle turn appliqué. Very fun! When are you going to show a photo of you in it? And congrats on having your quilt in a book, too.BeantwoordenVerwijderen