As I have mentioned in the past, I am working at Central Services of a large university library. We even have our own Asian Studies library. When I got interested in Japanese textiles a few years ago. I was surprised to find that my library has such a wealth resources of Japanese books, videos and DVDs on textiles for me to use. I can even request items if we haven't got them in our collection. Recently I started making bojagi wrapping cloth inspired by Jean. I had no idea how I would go about making it. Then I remembered that in my library there is a Korean collection as well. The Korean Librarian is a friend of mine. I told her what I was looking for and less than 10 minutes later I got a couple of books on bojagi wrapping cloth. I do feel fortunate working there. My first bojagi wrapping is now completed. It's for a gift and I need to get it done soon.
This is my bojagi wrapping cloth I started here. I got to the border today phew! I am so happy it is done. No not quite done. I have to turn over the outer hem yet. It was amazing how quickly it went together just sewing it by hand.
I tried it out as a table topper today and it looks quite nice. It is for a house warming gift so I hope they like it!
Here are a couple of bojagi books I got out from my library. The little one on the left has so many cute projects you can make in quick time, but it is in Korean only. The Bojagi's Simple Elegance is in both English and Korean. It is a great book full of antique and modern bojagis. I have taken some photos here for you so enjoy!
I hope you have got some inspiration from these books. I do love the tone on tone pieces. The pink one would be great for my DGD. I will have to start collecting some pink. I don't have too much pink in my stash. Some of the antique pieces are great as well. I can see I will be making more of them.
How is your weekend? I have a quiet weekend to catch up on. I went to Reverse Art Truck to get mat board to use as frames for a photo exhibition I hope to have in November.