Thursday, 28 December 2017

Reiko Domon's latest quilt

Reiko Domon, leader of Yuza Sashiko Guild, posted photos of this adorable quilt on her Facebook page and is happy for me to show it here. It shows a different aspect of her creative stitching from her more traditional sashiko (can you spot the coloured hitomezashi panels?), and is inspired by her trip to Wales and the borders (Herefordshire/Worcestershire) last May, when we took Yuza Sashiko Guild members on a quilting and heritage tour of the area.

Reiko wrote -


(auto translated) - I played by Harris tweed bought at a show in United Kingdom Wales in May of last year. An old house begins to tilt a little, and. A roof waves, and I'd like to express repaired taste, and the mind was made a tapestry. As a house, a work has also built into threadbare feeling for some reason.

Reiko's traditional border houses are gorgeous and so well observed, and I love her use of tweeds and plaids.  It really captures the feeling of those houses I think and is 100% hand stitched.  I'm hoping she will exhibit it in the UK sometime, maybe when they come over in September for the Great Northern Quilt Show.

Here are Reiko's sewing supervisors - Mayou (above) and Nyanko (grey tabby bobtail) and friend.

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