Today was a day of significance . . . heavily influenced by the Great Martha Stewart . . . Whaaa . . . that’s right, Martha Stewart.
I was doing a but of organizing yesterday and found an old copy of “Martha Stewart Living” that I had saved for the how-to article on “organizing” . . . and noticed a craft-y weaving project, and I thought “. . . yeh, might be able to do a little something with the idea . . .” I was right, and the “boro” concept acquired a new design element . . . the whole thing really came together after a visit to “Ichiroya” – antique kimono and fabrics in Japan . . .
I’m updating this post with photos illustrating the “Martha Stewart” influence: first the article . . .
. . . nice, neat squares, etc. Martha colors . . .and me . . .
A panel for the back of a haori/juban concept piece . . . and two more panels for the front.
Here’s one . . .
. . . and here is what the work table looks like at full chat..
I also dug into my past, and using the Japanese haori/juban design, cut a coat out of an old quilt made by my paternal grandmother . . . not too much work was required – I folded the quilt in half, measured for the center and cut up the middle to the fold, then pinned the cut edges. Next I measured 15 inches horizontally from the center cut and drew a line from the bottom to a point 16 inches from the top fold. The quilt was cut through both layers, starting at the bottom edge, stopping at the 16-inch mark. Both edges of the cut were pinned . . . did this on both sides – the material will be sewn tomorrow and a denim collar and front seam binding will be added, I’ll post some photos when I get the stitching finished.
Quilt-y RTW concept . . . before stitchery . . . hanging –
and after the sleeves have been cut.
As stated, seam binding will be added as well as a collar.
On another note . . . I was checking out Tavi’s blog and tuned in on the “witchy music” mix by tulletulle . . . some berry nice listening – Skip James, the Pixies – their other stuff sounds a little like “X” – L.A. punk scene, remember . . . Kate Bush . . . brewed up some Peets caffeine in my new 4 cup Mr. Coffee brew thing . . . holy shit . . . Yoko Oh No . . . squalling and squeaking . . . something called “Whole Lotta Yoko” Did you evah listen to “Two Virgins” ?? Yeh you get the idea . . . I still have a copy of the LP . . .
. . . bought it a head shop on Anaheim Street in Long Beach CA . . . a l-o-o-o-n-g time ago . . . never could understand why they had to show their flat asses . . . oh, you can get your Peets coffee by subscription, through the mail OR . . . if you’re not a S-N-O-B you can just buy it at Von’s or your local supah mahket chain outlet . . . sounds wort of like a new kind of toilet, no?