This is a very interesting sample book that shows about 74 katazome patterns. The images are stenciled directly on to paper
Junko Oki Textiles Artist Study for #CAPI @Milliande.com #textiles, #boro #stitching #embroidery #art #cloth #thread
In Japan, there is a certain magic associated with stitching: ... stitches applied to children’s garments are done so intentionally, and that they are meant to protect the child from harm. These protective stitches are called semamori, and shown here today is a semamori cho, or a practice album of decorative stitches that, when stitched on a child’s garment, would have been held in place one of the kimono’s two ties.