Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sewing for Fall



 
A flared hem pullover tunic in raspberry cotton/poly is topped with a knit scarf that I knit from this weird fiber. The wiggly pieces are strips of a papery something and the base yarn is cotton/viscose. I've had this scarf for years with nothing to wear it with, until now. 


Then after seeing this great vest on Pinterest, I had to make one for myself. Not appliqued or embroidered, at least until I designed a fitting pattern, but instead I used a stitch resist indigo dyed Noren that I got years ago in Kyoto when I was teaching there. A Noren is a set of entryway curtains



The fabric is a heavy cotton and the stitches were also a heavy cotton thread, holding the creases tight while the fabric was dyed. The wrinkles remain in the designs.
Here are some examples of Noren curtains. I have another one like this crane version.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, the indigo dyed pieces are amazing......I hope to grow up to be just like you! LOL

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  2. Love the top and scarf. That scarf makes it spectacular!

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  3. Deb from Kingston, CanadaJuly 17, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    LOVE the new curtain vest. It is stunning!!!!!!! A word about the squiggly yarn......yarn quite like it was taken off the shelves a few years ago because it is a particularly flammable product. So be very careful where you wear it,

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  4. I am totally IN LUST (that's right, Lust, even more than Love) with your raspberry top and scarf! I am drooling with envy!

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