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September 17, 2017

several hours a day have been spent in the garden

tidying up, pruning, composting etc.

starting first thing in the morning

 stopping when I simply couldn’t bend over one more time

and today when it started to rainthe bees are enjoying the Autumn crocus

I lined the shifu bag with indigo dyed paper

and because it seemed a shame to waste all the cut ends

a little paper tassel seem an appropriate finishing touch

once I started making woven squares it was hard to stop

a kami-ito nine patch – about the closest I will come to quilting

the dark ones are dyed with sumi ink

the center square is woven with a secret message

Japanese paper covers the back and makes a tidy edging

binder clips came in handy

the roses are made with paper shopping bags

what next?


12 Comments leave one →
  1. September 19, 2017 3:58 am

    Beautiful love the bag and the nine patch


  2. September 18, 2017 8:41 am

    This is delightful, Jean….very inspiring!


  3. vdbolyard permalink
    September 18, 2017 5:16 am

    wonderful jean! you are a dynamo of creative energy.


    • September 18, 2017 7:58 am

      Velma – just having fun with paper. The nine patch has a very satisfying crackle when handled.


  4. Soni permalink
    September 18, 2017 4:44 am

    That is So beautiful!
    Semés so fragile yet sturdy. Love it!!!!


  5. September 18, 2017 4:06 am

    Love the little quilt-like object (I know, you don’t make quilts!) The simplicity of it is wonderful but I want to know the secret in the center . . .


    • September 18, 2017 8:02 am

      Kerry – secrets are best kept! I’m cutting another full sheet of paper with secrets written on it.


  6. September 17, 2017 10:05 pm

    Wow. The little indigo lined bag is exquisite. And the nine patch – so simple and satisfying.


    • September 18, 2017 8:10 am

      Heather – the weaving is progressing so slowly I needed something to finish, stitching on paper is very satisfying.


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