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Akiko Ike's Boro/Sashiko embroidery  RSS feed

 
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I thought for sure there was a thread here on 'boro' itself...I found references in other threads.  If it exists could merge this.

I like the scale of her work with the thick yarns....and the colors!

Excerpts and photos from AlyZen Moonshadow


Akiko Ike of Niigata, Japan, is a gentle, unassuming lady with immense talent in the Japanese art of Sashiko embroidery. Her technique is not strictly Sashiko, it encompasses and incorporates the principles of Boro, and the stitches she uses are identical to Indian Kantha, or running stitch.



Chiku chiku is an onomatopoeic word coined by Akiko herself, which emulates the sound made by the yarn she uses going in and out of the cloth. You will notice that her stitches are bold and huge, and she uses thick yarn to sew her stitches.







 
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