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.
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
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.