Stitched stories of indigo, sea creatures and other small things

I have been working on new ideas developing a new universe inspired by Japanese Boro and folk art imagery. I’ve been collecting Japanese indigo textiles with their beautiful hues faded by time and wear. I’ve created these small squares using traditional techniques and vintage bits of kimonos and these came out. The fish, the 4 legged octopus and the sea urchin.4 legged octopussea urchin

This is a textile illustration on hemp / linen fabric inspired by American old quilts and using Japanese textiles. I’m very happy about it. It’s a good path to follow and I would love to use this technique to illustrate a book!chicksMore chicks