12 hours ago
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
New sashiko bag kit - plum and moon
I'll have kits for these on sale at the quilt show at Malvern next week, from Friday October 31st to Sunday November 2nd. The kamon crest motif is an unusual one with a plum branch outlined with a snowflake and the crescent moon. I'm going to pack them with autumnal fabrics - mid brown (left), rust, yellow ochre (right), green and maybe a rich warm red too. The motif is stitched in two colours - cream with red (right, stitched by me) and shaded pink (left, stitched by Charlotte Turner). There's about 2 evening's worth of stitching at most, so these go together very quickly. The lining is a super print with kabuki actors on red. Bags are 12in long x 10in wide approx., excluding handles.