Sunday, 21 March 2010

Unstitching kimono

I have just had the best couple of hours, sitting by the sunny front window and unstitching an old silk kimono.

peacefully starting the transformation of an old garment into a quilt.

Loving the the silk sheen in the changing light as clouds pass by

Heaping up folds of rich silk

Thinking about how to use the different textures and colours

Undoing carefully the careful stitches set by my predecessor in the fragile lining silk

Admiring the stitches before I pull them out

Silk rustles in a quiet room

The stiff and the fluid silks let go of each other

and float to the floor


jude said...

beautiful post. thank you.

Elizabeth said...

I loved your pictures of the spring sea. I am far inland watching summer fade into autumn.