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minimalist patterns

January 19, 2012

Japanese design is renowned for reducing nature’s patterns to the  bare essence 

snow on bamboo 



sashiko pattern from The Ultimate Sashiko Sourcebook  by Susan Brisco.





silk kimono, shibori design of snow laden bamboo. 17th century, Tokyo National Museum.  Taken from Japanese Costume and Textile Arts by Seiroku Noma.







sashiko on indigo, hand-woven bourette silk


3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2012 2:04 pm

    i’m guessing it’s you own weaving (and stitching)?


    • January 20, 2012 3:59 pm

      good guess, it is in a large boro type piece I’ve been working on for years – this is the year of finishing things!!


  2. January 25, 2012 3:06 am

    I do love your minimalist patterns, the lines are just beautiful


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