Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wabi-sabi cover.

I knitted some (stress-) squares a while ago, and have now made them into a cushion cover. I knitted with cotton yarn and very big needles - I like the lacy look it created. Then I crocheted them together. Imperfect, humble, simple.











PS I am reading a great little book on wabi-sabi, I will post about it later ...

12 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

OK - I just googled wabi-sabi and my brain is hurting - please explain it in simple terms!!

Leenie said...

I always love the muted colors you choose for your work. And your knitted squares look very nice.

I had to look up Wabi Sabi too. I found: "Pared down to its barest essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature."

Being very imperfect myself I think I will check out this philosophy more. And the wabi sabi yarn on the next googled site also looks wonderful.

Linda Sue said...

wabi-sabi- my cup of tea! I love your knitty cover- I am very impressed- I never could knit and I admire it so. The sun did come out for about 30 minutes, took Dexter for a stroll. so thank you for sending it!

Sarah said...

Thanks! I loved her work and it was fun to try something completely different.
Your cover is beautiful and delicate-like Leenie I love your muted colours too. I like the sound of Wabi-Sabi-and look forward to hearing more!

Sarah's Creations said...

Thank you dear Anairam!

I like your cushion cover, ring and your necklace.

Love
Sarah

Tianshi Indonesia said...

hi ek is uit Indonesië, nice post

editor said...

imperfect, humble, simple and GORGEOUS.
must buy cotton yarn!


i love wabi sabi. can't wait for you to post about the book.

editor of that blog said...

^^sorry for using the wrong name there.

kat said...

Perfectly imperfect.

nathalie et cetera said...

Beautiful! makes me want to do something similar. thanks for the inspiration!

editor said...

well, either my needles aren't big enough or my yarn isn't thin enough. i'm not getting the same beautiful effect that you did.

Freshly Found said...

Fantastic! So full of cleverness and emotion! So gentle and textured!