Sheryl Meech – When East Meets West – Koru
To me Denim typifies the West. Sashiko Quilting and Shibori dyeing the East.
Denim for the West, I took two different denim fabrics and dyed them using a Shibori method. I took some more of the two Denims and did some imitation Sashiko (using my sewing machine) I then pieced these with a Japanese print fabric. Recut and resewed to create an interesting background. I felt I had to include something of my New Zealand culture in the piece. I appliqued a Koru (a well know New Zealand design) over the piece. I stenciled the other design using Lumiere paints and quilted around them to give them more emphasis.
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