I’m gearing up for the Smithsonian Craft Show, and many new jackets are in the pipeline. New jackets breed scraps, scraps that cannot possibly be thrown away! Too beautiful. They become scarves.
Small leftovers from previous projects find their way into the scarves. I save the tiniest of pieces.
Japanese kimono silks, woven, stenciled, painted, they’re all precious. And they are reborn into scarves.
Including the bolt ends. The parts at the end of the bolt with the artist’s and the manufacturer’s marks.
I especially like the bolt ends that show where the artisan stopped painting.
See where the black fades to a thin strip of white? Those are the brush strokes of a real person making marks.
Ann Lee says
I am impressed and inspired every time I look at your work. I’m so glad you share it this way.
Thank you Ann! I love my kimono silks as you can tell, they impress and inspire me!
Linda Schafer says
Just beautiful, so glad this web page was forwarded to me.