June 29, 2022 at 11:54AM

In recent posts, I have been sharing the significance of the Japanese Ordinary – in which we tend to forget about Westernization, but we all had it before when we “had to” stitch. I say it “Japanese Ordinary” because I can only talk on behalf of Japanese culture. However, when we imagine, it can happen to anyone in any culture – not in today’s value system, though.

“Imagination” is more important than “answers” because there is no such a thing as “Right or Wrong”. “Dialogue” without specific purpose is more Sashiko-Like than “Discussion” to find the specific answers. Therefore, I share stories. Therefore, I do not jump into discussions in English where they are discussing what is “Right” Sashiko or not. As long as they look for the answers… I don’t think they can reach the Core anyway. In the post on 6/25, I share a photo of Furoshiki with Shippou Pattern with Square. Today, I share a whole picture of this Furoshiki. My mother Keiko received this Furoshiki from her friend who “found” this in her old drawer. She has applied some mending with other vintage fabric swatches. I want you to wonder why there are no stitches in the square. This is where “Imagination” kicks in, and the point where fabric starts talking – carrying memories, and we add stories by stitching. There is no answer for this question – why is it empty in the square – just stitching around the edges. Interestingly, Keiko and I came up with the same story. It is because we share similar values, expectations & common sense. How about you? Can you receive any stories from this Furoshiki? (I may talk about it in Live Streaming tomorrow & updated on Patreon).





度々ご紹介はしているのですが、ここで紹介している刺し子、全てが私達の刺し子という訳ではありません。とは言え、インターネットで探してきた写真を上げている訳ではなく、「私達(淳&恵子)以外の方々の刺し子でも手元にご縁を頂いたもの」は紹介させて頂いているという意味です。全部が私等の針目ではない…ということです。

この風呂敷も恵子さんの刺し子仲間から頂いたものです。古い箪笥の奥にあったっぽいのを、ご縁を頂いて、少し手直しをして、素敵な風呂敷として勉強をさせて頂いています。襤褸は嫌だと前書いたのですが、「誰が持っていたか」分かるものであれば嫌ではありません。また洗うことによってリセットも可能です(洗えない襤褸はきつい)。さて。この風呂敷。何か足りないような気がします。この物語を想像することが「布と語る」という刺し子の醍醐味かなと思ったりするのです。正解も間違いもありません。想像での物語です。今週の配信では、このお話もできたらと思っています。

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