Sunday, July 05, 2009

Chirimen Hoard


The chirimen from Fabric Tales in Japan arrived the other day. For poly chirimen it is very very nice! I couldn't help myself - I had to get some chirimen piping, bias tape and extra fabric for perhaps another Hong Kong vest or Joplin Pullover...

Now all I have to do is create a pattern by doing a rub off of the chirimen jacket and grading it up to my size.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

North end meeting is this week! See you there.

Joan K said...

I can't find a link to email you so I am asking my question here. I love your new book but I can't find the pattern for the beautiful necklace (?) with the green cabochon shown in the lower left corner of the front cover. I know you show how to bead around cabochons but what is shown on the cover is more complicated than what you discuss in the book. Thanks so much!!

Annika said...

Hi Joan K - my email is:
annika@annikadegroot.com. The necklace on the front of the book is a variation on the stained glass bracelet in the book; to do a cabochon with more than one level of beads can be found in so many other beading books that it was excluded from this one. However, I would be glad to walk you through the steps to it via email! Just drop me a line.

Nancy W. said...

OH, I just know you are going to do something wonderful with this fabric. I'm sure your chirimen will be gorgeous, and I can just see you wearing it already!