Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Exquisite Japanese vintage silk


Here is my first finished piece of vintage silk from Japan. I bought the silk in Tokyo at Rogei. It was a case of letting the fabric do it's stuff. I couldn't bear to cut it because I thought it would destroy the exquisite pattern of the flowers. The colours are purely amazing. I would never have thought that purple, bright red, pink and eucalypt green would go together to make something so gorgeous. All I did was put the wadding and backing on, quilted it in thick red crochet cotton in large stitches outlining the flowers and then I put in a binding. I guess it's a table centre and it does look good on my coffee table. It was a way of highlighting he beauty of the fabric, that's all. I don't really care if it has a function.

What do you think the flowers are? I have guessed that they are rhododendrons. I know they are not waratahs (red Aussie native) but they do look a bit like them.

7 comments:

  1. Myra is gorgeous! I agree with you about letting the fabric do it's thing. You have a done a great job stitching it. I think they are rhododendrons too.

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    1. Thanks Nat, the fabric did all the work eh?

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  2. No Myra, the fabric did part of the work, you did the rest!
    The fabric is spectacular, I bet that also touching it feels great.

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  3. The only thing I think I contributed that really enhanced the fabric was the purple binding.

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  4. You've done a beautiful job, the fabric still speaks but is enhanced. I think the flowers are paeonies but whatever they are it is a gorgeous piece.

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    1. You're right, Lis, they could be paeonies. The flower is the right shape.

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  5. it's truly lovely. the purple binding is perfect. enjoy!

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