Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Yoshiko Jinzenji

Yoshiko Jinzenji is an internationally recognized textile artist, known for her beautiful minimalist quilts. Jinzenji is a master of textiles; dyeing, weaving, piecing, quilting, designing, writing and teaching her art form. Pictured above is her Filled Check print.

Dot & Dashes

Dots & Glyphs

I first came to know of her through her fabric designs. When I stumbled upon some at a quilt show last year, with just a bit of money left in my pocket, I happily spent my last dime on one of her printed fabric panels, (the one pictured directly above) It hangs it on my door, by my work table. I look at it everyday. It is too beautiful to cut!

I love her simplicity and her use of line. Jinzenji's designs are like a language all it's own, which she sings fluently, straight to my heart.

All of the images above and below came fromREPRODEPOT FABRICS.

Thumbprint Mix



T.Allen said...

Thanks for sharing this artist's work. I just got my first sewing machine...go forward I'd love the opportunity to create with any of these patterns.I love the minimalist modern aesthetic.

Hey Harriet said...

I love the simplicity of these also. I think the 'Thumbprint Mix' is my favourite one. They're all adorable designs!

Anonymous said...

I love the variety you and other artists bring to quilting. I love seeing new spins on traditional crafts. Thanks for sharing Yoshiko with us.

High Desert Diva said...

"Jinzenji's designs are like a language all it's own, which she sings fluently, straight to my heart."


Sew Bettie said...

I like dots and dashes the best. Reprodepot is the best online fabric shop!

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

Yes, again, I can certainly see the appeal for you especially. It's got that off kilter balance and simplicity of form and shape and tosses in some playfulness.

I like seeing your influences and favorites!

jacquie said...

I saw these too. I would love to do some home dec with these. Amazine!

Jackie said...

This is a back to front way of commenting.
First: I love these fabrics; Second: Congratulations on making the front page of etsy. I don't even know how to get in a treasury!
Third: I wish I was coming to the the Crafts market. It sounds amazing.
Fourth: Hope you sell loads.

Anonymous said...

ooooo Thanks so much for sharing these special fabrics! I'll have to add a half yard to my stash!