Two Days Leave

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Life has been super busy recently so I took two days leave and FINALLY got to sew up this gorgeous fabric into two cushions.

The shop assistant at Kimono House in Swanston Street, Melbourne, told me this length of Obi fabric was woolen, but I suspect there may be a touch of silk in it too.

 

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Shibori Influenced Scarves

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I have hardly done anything at all over my holidays – except lie on the couch and watch Jane The Virgin and Upper Middle Bogan (highly recommend both these fine productions) – and have nanna naps in the afternoons.

But today I got off my bed-sorey butt and tried Japanese tie-dyeing. I am trying to create a new range of scarves and, although I dyed on to cotton voile today, my plan is to use silk in the future with a selection of both red and indigo designs. What do you think? Beautiful!

Japanese Indigo

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Whether a mixture of blue on white printing, white stitching on idigo, blue stitching on white or Japanese Shibori tie-dye, I cannot help but love these bold designs. Timeless, sophisticated and graphic – I want to start sewing.

All images are from Pinterest, where I searched “Japanese” and “Indigo”.