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-Mercado 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!

Cicada Studio 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!