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winter on the wet coast

December 9, 2016

snow again last night and then rain

 typical wet coast weather

p1100984the pretty

p1100985and not so pretty!

it is always a guessing game as to what comes next

p1100986December’s prayer flag

did you think I was going to do something Christmas-y?

the yin/yang symbol signifying

balance-unity-oneness

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the top one in stitched shibori

below – handspun, handwoven fabric

weft in the white is shifu, the paper was written on with sumi ink

the indigo dyed piece was handspun from a blend of silk/flax 35 years ago

left in natural colours

sewn into a jacket which I wore for several years

 remade into a top and remade again into a vest

then dyed with indigo

think it has found its final resting place

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2016 12:04 pm

    jean! i love it!!!! what an inspiration 🙂

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    • December 9, 2016 12:38 pm

      Hi Teresa – thank you, it is great to hear from you. How are you doing, is the market finished or are you selling for Christmas gifts.

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  2. Judi bushby permalink
    December 9, 2016 1:07 pm

    Just love that stitched Shibori piece. Stunning. You have had a busy year. Any chance you will slow down over the Chrustmas season. I guess not, too many things to spin, weave, stitch, dye… Enjoy reading all about your creative endeavours. PS loved the hanten workshop- we all had a ball. We did get to make our denim one by machine though – can’t believe you made that one by hand too

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    • December 9, 2016 1:50 pm

      Hi Judi – thank you, happy you enjoyed the workshop, I’m still wearing the denim hanten almost every day, it is even o.k. in light rain. Yes, we did sew them by hand and I learned (from sensei) how to use a Japanese cloth thimble properly. At home, I put the denim one in the bath and showered on it, working shampoo and cream rinse into it for approx. 10 days. It’s not so stiff, just heavy.

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  3. December 10, 2016 4:45 am

    I loved reading about the prayer flags, seeing the symbolism and being inspired by all the different techniques used! The shibori yin/yang is very cool.

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