4 hours ago
Friday, 27 January 2012
Bags & wallhanging - also from Australia
June Fitzgerald from Brisbane, Australia, sent me some pics of recent projects. The wallhanging above uses patterns from both my sashiko books and June paired them with a lovely acorn motif fabric she bought on a trip to Japan. As I always say, fabric makes the best souvenir!
She made a Swag Bag from 'Fabulous Fat Quarter Bags' for her niece (lucky niece) and once again, the black fabric really makes it look classy. Prints with black backgrounds are always good for coordinated projects like this.
The Rice Sack bag from '21 Terrific Patchwork Bags' is also given a sophisticated look with her fabric choices. She's used the original block selection from the book, but it looks so different with stronger contrasts.
June also tipped me off re Lisa Walton's hand dyed sashiko threads - www.dyedheaven.com June wrote 'One of her new yarns which I purchased is ideal for autumn maple leaves. The variegated colours of the yarns make them very exciting. It is a shame they are not on the website. Her fabrics are of the highest quality and beautiful to work with.' Looks like Lisa has some gorgeous hand dyes there - it will be interesting to see what June uses them for next! Thanks very much for the photos!