Another Spirited Boro Textile in the Works!

Someone stop me, I may be on the verge of a fully-realized Boro textile-making addiction!  Though I digress, it may be one of the most fulfilling activities I’ve enjoyed in awhile.  By and large, pulling colours, fabrics and embellishments together to create a finished piece is so satisfying.  Definitely, I urge you to try it!   For those who aren’t quite sure, Boro is a class of Japanese textile that is mended or patched together.  The term is from the Japanese word "boroboro", meaning something tattered or repaired. Indeed, I’m in love with this idea of making something old, new [...]

2017-11-12T02:30:29+00:0027 July 2017|Blog, On My Design Bench|

Stitching is on Ellie’s Design Bench Today | Blake & Taylor

Let's Go Stitiching   I have been stitching this cushion top for months.  A bit here and a bit there as it takes a while sometimes for all the correct and perfect elements to come together and also to find that perfect piece of fabric that will sit ‘just there’ and bring the whole piece together.  If you are a stitcher then you know what I am talking about. Lots of elements make up this cushion top – indigo dyeing, resist methods with mordants and leaves, and stencilling to name a few. I am crazy at the moment about Sashiko [...]

2017-11-13T02:38:43+00:0025 June 2017|Blog, On My Design Bench|