It is not that I am running out of things to blog. At the moment I am running out of time to blog. My day is packed from morning to late at night and I still have a lot of things left that I can't get done! I started piecing bojagi cloth a couple of weeks ago after seeing what Jean and Blandina had made. Bojagi is a Korean wrapping cloth. It is the same as furoshiki, the Japanese wrapping cloth. The only difference is that bojagi is pieced from many small pieces of fabric and furoshiki is one whole piece of cloth. I like bojagi because you can made it from scraps or leftover fabric from other projects.
For my first bojagi I decided to use blue, white, grey and indigo. I even found a home for my hand dyed moon cloth at the corner. Bojagi cloth doesn't need backing, but the raw edges have to be hidden inside the seams. You have to use a double seam for this. I love the process of hand piecing. There is something therapeutic about hand stitching!
This is how far I got with the piece. I asked Jean who made a few of them how big is a bojagi cloth. She said I can make it as big as I wish, so I will add a few more to make it about 80cm square for this piece.
Last week DS and his family visited. We always love to have them over to stay. My dear grand daughter is almost three. The best imaginable age for a little girl. And you know where I took them? I took DIL and DGD to Ziguzagu! I took them there when she was younger, and she remembers it well. She said that it is a good place for dressing up! Haru who works there kindly let her dress in a baby kimono. Don't you think she looks so very cute?
Can you see the lady bug? I was sitting under the light to do embroidery one night when it landed right on the piece of green velvet. It was very active, but I managed to take this shot.
This spring we are blessed with many wonderful flowers and plants in the botanical garden at my work. I am a walker. I walk whenever I can, sometimes twice a day. I take different routes to make my walk more interesting. It's a large university so there are always lot of students and staff walking around wherever you go. I love it there, thank you universe for letting me work in such a wonderful place.
Don't forget there are still places left in the Japanese Textile Study Tour; if you are interested please contact me. I hope you are all keeping well. Sorry if I have not been visiting regularly lately. I will try to drop by more often en sha la...!