Last year my daughters and self had used a few simple stitches from TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) on work for the Johnston Collection and I thought I’d post a few photos here. All groups invited, use something from the Johnston collection itself for inspiration.
Our theme was taken from a woodblock by Andō Utagawa Hiroshige who was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist. The woodblock was called ‘Sudden shower over Shin Ohashi’ . The photo of cushions below has a woodblock print of the Bridge, with people passing over it in the shower.
We used Running stitch for cushions, in the form of Sashiko, fish and a few of birds or figures …most of the photos can be clicked for enlargement.
Embroideries for cushions or totes
Chain stitch and Straight stitch for embroidered fishermen which became part of tote bags. A single DMC thread was used for these.
Needlen’thread has a video of the
Long and Short stitch for birds on Temari balls. A single thread of Rajmahal art silk was used.
Kiko’s flower stitch was also used on the temari with birds.
Open base Woven Picot; made with 2 strands of DMC threads, to make 19 large buttons for a kimono.
Our family work was combined and though none of us claim to have made any singly, I have to admit that DD3 created the large fishing net with a thread similar to 4 ply cotton- a labour of love I’d say.
After the work was displayed at the William Johnston house, we were invited to have it displayed at Kimono House last September, for a month. We were delighted to be asked and the display by the Owner was fabulous.
It is worth viewing the link, as the photos can be enlarged more than here. I hope visitors enjoy the work.
I’ll apologize in advance for the WordPress method of rearranging what I place in my post.