Genevieve Atkins' Profile
In 2007 I made my first silk quilt from used pieces of Japanese silk. These were 'bits' I'd bought at quilt and craft fairs. The quilt is the 'Chinese coins' design. I then bought a couple of used silk haori (worn over a kimono), unpicked them and used the entire haori fabric lengths for my tramlines and backing of that quilt.
The silk textures and designs continue to excite me. Most of the fabric I sell is vintage 60s and 70s. It was a beautiful era in silk weaving and quality. Shibori fabric, specially knotted and dyed, is a particular favourite of mine. Buying used silk kimono fabric is an economical way of purchasing special lengths of fabric to incorporate into new items (block piecing). I enjoy garment making and patchwork.
Almost all the lengths of used kimono or haori (over jacket, worn open) silk I have for sale have been washed first…
- Born on August 14
- Joined June 7, 2011