Friday, June 17, 2011

Reversible Patched Pojagi Runner

Here's my latest Pojagi work...


This time around I wanted something with a bit more weight, as I was primarly interested in creating a more substantial feeling cloth. So, I started with a heavier shot cotton, (from Robert Kaufman's Carolina Chambray collection).


Being that it's a very dark color, and a quilt weight fabric, it doesn't have the same transparency as my previous pojagi pieces where I used lighter weight shot cottons, (from Kaffe Fassett) however it has some transparency and still looks pretty hung in a window.


For this piece the seams are opened up, tucked under and sewn down with a zig-zag stitch.


I came up with this method of stitching the seams last year, and I like to use this particular method when I want a more 'utilitarian' look. (You can find a "how-to" tutorial for the two types of machine stitched Pojagi seams that I use here).


In keeping with the 'utilitarian' look, I appliqued patches on both sides. Here is one side shown above...

and the other side shown below...


I like how not only the patches on the facing side add a design element, but also how the stitching from the patches on the opposite side come through, adding another element of line and shape.


Reversible Patched Pojagi Runner is now available for sale in my shop.

Have a great weekend Everyone!

25 comments:

nicolette said...

This is a stunningly beautiful blue pojagi runner Victoria! I love your idea of adding patches to both sides!

Alexis said...

This is just stunning. I am currently planning a more transparent version inspired by your prior work to hang in my office window -- love this interpretation as well!

verobirdie said...

I'm very impressed, it is beautiful and stunning

Vivika said...

Really pretty... using different colored threads would also make those patches more visible. I think I've seen that with other asian antique pieces.

V

Quiltdivajulie said...

My piece from your Etsy shop arrived and it is fabulous!

I love the look of this more "rugged" one as well ... motivated to try my version very soon!

Stephanie said...

I do love that blue with the stripes. The "seams" remind me of jeans. Another lovely project.

Candied Fabrics said...

Lovely! I love the 2 sided-ness of this one - with the shadow stitching from the underside coming through. AWESOME!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wonderful! I love the patches on both sides with the sewing showing through, and the utility look. It almost looks like denim. You've invented a winner again!!

Linda said...

What a great way to update a traditional way of working!

Why Not Sew? said...

Hi Vic- Immediately this reminded me of one of my favorite uncles (the one who called me Gertie, remember that?) and his work bibs. Then I scroll down and see the shot on of it on the galvanized tub and I remember him always telling the story of Saturday night being bath night and how they heated water and bathed in the galvanized tub. Oh, I really love this piece!

Erin

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

gorgeous, it reminds me of a pair of gussied up overalls, so I guess utilitarian fits! xox Corrine

Allie said...

Beautiful hon - I love it!

Vicki W said...

I just love these projects that you are doing!

Corinnea said...

So very pretty!

Kathryn said...

SO LOVELY! And I've been thinking about you since last night when I attended the Wrapping Traditions show featuring all Bojagi! Chunghie Lee was there but immersed in an interview the entire time, darn. Here are some pics of the show to enjoy! http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathrynclark/sets/72157626855660469/with/5841064837/

Monica said...

beautiful.

I love that indigo/blue...

karen said...

I can't say anything that hasn't already been said...and yes, I sleep! and you know how I do it all because you are exactly the same!!

Ethne said...

This is just so amazing - I'll have to try this sometime

Diane J. Evans said...

As always. the workmanship is outstanding, Victoria. Beautiful!

Diane

Septiembre said...

Genial.

Hey Harriet said...

Love this one Vic! Also the one in the post below is gorgeous! It's so nice to see you back from your blog break. I'm envious of your summer temps as I sit here layered up struggling with winter! Although my winter is probably way less extreme than yours so I shouldn't moan too much. I at least have no snow :) xo

Cheryl Arkison said...

Another stunning piece. I was in a Bill Kerr workshop recently and he brought up Pojagi. He was very intrigued when I told him your machine method/

VirgĂ­nia said...

Love, love your work*

Colleen MacDonald said...

It's gorgeous (of course), and I noticed the little zig-zag stitches right away; I love the way that looks, especially with the heavier weight fabric and the patches. Bravo!

Kim said...

Now if you happen to be in San Francisco from Jun17 thru Oct.22 You can see "wrapping traditions: Korean Textiles Now" at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art. www.mocfa.org

I'd love to go see it :0).

Happy sewing