Thursday, March 20, 2014
Bulloch Hall 32nd Quilt Show - second floor
刺し子, literally "little stabs" or "little pieces" is an ancient fabric art form from Northern Japan. There is no date for the start of sashiko but it could have had its beginning during the Edo era of Japan (1615-1868.) It was originally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn or torn areas in fabric. The designs usually came from nature, such as water, clouds, birds and flowers. Designs could also have geometric form, such as squares, triangles, circles, straight and curves lines, etc. From being a repairing technique on worn clothing it has evolved into a decorative technique. As with traditional quilts, the variety of sashiko designs is endless.
Here in the Hills. Naomi has been in theater art and show business for decades and regales us with reminiscences and stories on her blog. Lately she was a judge on Oscar's movies and predicted the top movie winners with 100% accuracy - go to her blog if you do not know it yet.