indigo

Kimonos in the breeze

Kimonos on the line

Second-hand kimonos, especially the neutral-coloured cotton ones, sometimes have lovely lining fabric, even occasionally patched and indigo-dyed.

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Plough path

Pieced, dyed, rusted

Partly systematic and partly random, this cloth was part of an assessment last year.  Too hard to find my own words, I liked this from Rebecca Solnit in As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art (University of Georgia Press, 2001, p 58)

“the artist as collaborator or midwife for a world that already has meaning and order, rather than an autocratic creator imposing meaning upon an inert, waiting world or making a better one out of nothing.”