Every piece has a story…

I’ve been working on this wallhanging for a while. I bought the sashiko panel nearly nine years ago, but didn’t stitch it until last year.

I then put it to one side while I decided how I wanted to present it. The inner border is a piece of batik from my fabric stash, the outer border is (mostly) some beautiful Japanese fabric I found at the Adaminaby Op Shop late last year. The fabric had already been cut into triangles and prepared for piecing. It’s beautiful fabric, and I decided it would make a perfect border for this geisha. I would never have cut the fabric into triangles, but someone else having done so gave me the freedom to experiment.

It’s not quite finished. I have to handsew the border at the back and finish attaching the hanging sleeve.

The piece measures 23 inches by 34 (approx).

Working on it has kept me busy and out of the smoke surrounding Canberra.