Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | February 11, 2017

Some simple TAST stitches

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.

 

Fish

 

Embroideries for cushions or totes

Embroideries for cushions or totes

sashiko-cushions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chain stitch and Straight stitch for embroidered fishermen which became part of tote bags.  A single DMC thread was used for these.

Fishermen

 

 

 

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.

button-1 button-2 button-3

Open base Woven Picot; made  with 2 strands of DMC threads, to make 19 large buttons for a kimono.

 

 

 

 

 

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kimono-and-temari-tree

kimono-and-temari-tree

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.

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Responses

  1. The objects for this exhibition are stunning! My favorites are the temari and the fish, although I take my hat off to all the painstaking work you have put into the net, the kimono, the bags and all other things.

    • Working together was a lot of fun as well as dedicated work.

  2. Oh, wow, oh wow! I’d only seen a few of these, and it’s amazing to see them all together. Thanks for the link, too. The Sashiko fisherman – where did you find that pattern? Did you make it up yourself?

    • I searched so many of Utagawa Hiroshigi’s prints that I can’t recall in which group I found the prints. I always need a pattern ,Susan.

  3. Oh, sorry, ladies in rain

    • Ah, you meant the ladies. It too was a print but easily adapted to Sashiko stitches.

  4. A single thread of silk? Excuse me….going for a little lie down now…..

    Okay – I’m back. Amazing works of art, all of these. Artistic talent runs rampant in your family!

    • The girls are great fun to work with. They are all good at coming up with something different to create….not inherited from me.


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