They are stitched onto a beautiful piece of indigo dyed linen and the backing fabric is a lovely soft Japanese cotton from my friend Shirl in W.A. Just perfect for this simple little cloth I think.
Still on things Japanese.... on Saturday my friend Nat taught me how to bind a journal using coptic stitch. I really enjoyed the stitching (and got quite confused many a time....thanks Nat for being so patient). Notice on the spine you can see colourful papers. These were beautiful handmade Japanese papers that we added to our journals too. I havent decided what I will use this journal for as yet .....maybe all things indigo????
And great excitement this week...my first indigo seed sprouted ....I am so excited that I may be able to dye with my own homegrown indigo later this year (I am being very careful to water and cover these little seedlings...give them every chance of surviving, protect them)
LEAPS OF FAITH
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