Sashiko Stream

Silver maples, young sycamore, hawthorn, iron weed flowers, wild grape leaf, blackberry leaf ecoprinted onto paper silk.  Embroidered with indigo and madder dyed cotton sashiko thread and mounted onto cradled board (16X20).

A geologist who studies streams and erosion commented that these leaves looked like they were floating down a stream.  So, she got to help name this one.

I’ve always loved the Japanese embroidery technique called Sashiko.  This is my first attempt to incorporate it into a piece of art.  I’m loving the way the geometric stitches contrast the organic flow of leaves and the subtle way they enhance the complexity of the piece.


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