Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Interesting book



This is one of the Japanese books I bought in Paris. Unfortunately, a scanner is on my list of electronic-things-I-need, so I have tried to take some pictures of the work in the book, with not too great results. The detail doesn't show up. Basically these are applique and embroidery, done by hand instead of by machine as you see much pictorial work done here. The applique is raw edge, held down by widely spaced buttonhole stitches, and the details are added by embroidery and couched threads of various types. I love the sketchy, apparently casual look of these, as though you could just throw one together quickly!




This third one is particularly blurry, but I'm posting it anyway because of the striking color scheme. Like the rest, the objects
are done with raw edge applique and accented with embroidery.

3 comments:

Allison said...

Thank you so much for these! Looks like this is going to have to be my June Journal quilt project..love the idea of the "sketchiness"....

Deb H said...

They are lovely, & maybe even more interesting because of the blurriness. Makes them Monet-like!

Kay said...

Allison, I can't wait to see what you do with this kind of technique. I am thinking of trying something myself. They even make me want to do hand embroidery again, which I haven't done for many years. But machine work should adapt too.