Pine and Dots

A few jackets that were photographed but didn’t make it to the blog.
Now they’ve moved on to new homes, so it’s one last look.
A jacket sewn from a gorgeous kimono silk. Covered with an oh so cool pine needle and branch design, accented with little red dots.
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I appliqued skinny bias strips to emphasize the branch lines and black squares for punch.
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I see a pine theme here, one of my favorite designs.
The jacket below was pieced from the silk of an old kimono.
I love the crooked bent branches contrasting with the overlapping, lacy lines from the needles.
And for pizazz, scattered gold pine cones.
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No pine needles here, just gnarled branches.
I’ve appliqu├ęd over with curving white swooshes and red squares.
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A closer look.
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3 Comments

  1. Christina G Sells
    Posted October 31, 2016 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    ALL oh so exquisite!!

  2. Posted October 31, 2016 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    Beautiful as usual.

  3. Judith Head
    Posted November 1, 2016 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    I love the pine and branch theme. Thank you for sharing these facets of Japanese lore with us.

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