i’ve been wanting to stitch on the silk shibori for some time. the small shibori test squares seemed
the perfect size for trial and error. i also don’t think i mentioned it but a group of japanese women
were demonstrating some sashiko techniques next to us at the cherry blossom festival. they had a book on japanese fisherman jackets that was fascinating and made me want to play with some simple sashiko stitching on the silk shibori. for many years i have had a stash of twisted silk embroidery thread from japan in a rainbow
of colors and that’s what i used here. this piece is about 4″ x 5″ with a black silk backing and a very thin layer of silk
batting sandwiched in between.
this design reminds me of fireworks (or hanabi in japanese) against the night sky
sitting down to stitch this tonight was a welcome relief as i am on visual overload from spending the day at the LA textile show downtown. picked up some inspiration, ordered some fabric to dye plus a few new things to test out some ideas.