Tuesday, June 13, 2006
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.