Sunday, 16 November 2014

Loch Lomond Sashiko - year II

The second year of the Loch Lomond sashiko course started in October, with a new group of students.  Everyone seems even more enthusiastic and hard working than last year, if that is possible, and some excellent collections of sashiko samples are well underway.  Francoise, Susan and Janet joined us after the first session, but at this stage it is still possible to catch up, so if you are interested, please contact Ruth or Isabel at The Studio.  Our next session is on December 11th and I am also teaching a one day sashiko furoshiki session at the Peacock and the Tortoise in Perth on December 5th.

Ruth has started two boromono inspired pieces recently, one using her hand dyed threads and fabrics and the other including fabrics she was given by Yuza Sashiko Guild when they visited in May and pieces of Harris tweed.  She describes the second piece as a 'memory cloth', where each piece of fabric is special.

Each piece is tacked onto wadding - black wadding for the Japanese fabric/tweed piece - and will have a separate back bagged out later.

Ruth plans to add simple sashiko stitching using these gorgeous coloured threads.  These will bring out some of the rich colours mixed into the Harris tweeds.

The fabrics include indigo and other hand dyes made by Ruth.  This will look lovely when the colourful sashiko is added!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This boromono is beautiful! I wonder though how the pieces are joined together - I can see open edges, are they appliqued later on?