fini – well almost – maybe
do you get a warm, fuzzy satisfied feeling when you finally finish something?
something you have put your heart into
well, several hearts
ALL of the fabrics are hand-woven and indigo dyed or top dyed, entirely hand stitched using an old sheet for backing.
I love the simple stitching on the back – some day I’ll stitch a piece inside-out just like this – someday.
the piecing and stitching has been in the works for approximately 3 1/2 years. The weaving dates back to 1985, one fabric is handspun flax and silk on a silk warp. First it was a jacket, after several years it became a blouse and finally a vest.
this was the back of the vest, it was made up of small pieces and the seams were highlighted with chain stitch. I have left all the finishing details; stitching, crochet and hem stitching on the pieces. And this was the start of the quilt, I’ve left the basting because possibly I’ll add more stitching – I only said maybe it was finished!
the fabric cut out for the nine patch became an indigo moon with a sashiko cloud
this piece was the back of a vest, woven and dyed at Kawashima Textile School, Kyoto in 1987 with the stitching finished in Canada.
impossible to photograph
it is part of my story - of course it’s not finished – the story continues