Japan 2018 Shibori Symposium – Post 18 – We took a 2-hour bus ride in the gorgeous mountains to the town of Tsuruoka to see a extraordinary fine exhibit of Japanese stitching. One type is called shashiko which is running stitching with white thread on indigo blue cloth using a regular pointed needle. The other type is Kogin done with a blunt needle that is worked between the threads. Again white patterns on dark indigo cloth. When the white gets dirty they over dyed the cloth in dark indigo.looks all dark blue but the stitching patterns can be seen. The show was moving to us all with so much “heart” stitched in every piece.
At the stitching exhibit.
More stitching. This is the back side of a sampler. So good that it was shown to show how good both sides look.
A futon cover or bedspread of different stitches.
A bit of humor.
Often done on clothes.
Interesting how she works the needle gathering the cloth ten smoothing it out.