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stitchin’ bojagi

July 7, 2011

this is my first attempt at bojagi. It probably should be done using finer fabric and all of a similar weight – but – it needs to work for me so I’ve used a selection of hand-woven scraps and cotton sheeting. The kakishibu dyed cotton is very stiff and difficult to stitch.

the reverse side is also interesting. This piece measures 7 3/4″ X 11″. I plan to stitch 4 pieces and then stitch them together to make a small wrapping cloth.

 the seam is stitch 3 times. First an overhand stitch, encase that with a running stitch then fold that to one side and hem stitch it down. The tiny hem stitches will show on the front side. 

think I need more practise before I attempt silk.

 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2011 5:03 am

    i agree with karen, it looks huge. why is that??? anyway, it might be something i could attempt once my fingers are all free. a beautiful way to use samples.

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  2. July 8, 2011 12:17 am

    You did a great job. I thought it was much bigger than that from the first photograph. It’s a great idea to make a wrapping cloth of it too.

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  3. SUSAN RITTER permalink
    July 7, 2011 10:22 pm

    I REALLY LIKE THE SEAMING TECHNIQUE FOR THIS PIECE…AND I DO THINK THAT SILK OR COTTON LAWN FABRICS WOULD WORK UP BEAUTIFULLY…THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR IDEAS…HOPE YOU SHOW THE WHOLE BOJAGI WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED WITH OTHER SECTIONS…

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