17149Re: silk painting -- tangent
- Dec 1, 2004--- In email@example.com, "maggie_mae1@j..."
>with fabric scraps (as wool was not available to create batting)
>I was told that some padded and/or quilted garments are created
> MeggeWhile clothing certainly isn't my area of expertise, it's my
understanding that the Japanese didn't quilt in the Western sense of
The padding in jacket which Akiley and I made has the batting sewn
to the inside seam allowances, which I was told is a period
technique. We used poly batting instead of the correct silk, cost
being a factor. I understand that silk batting clings to the inside
of the main fabric, allowing very little shifting.
Westerners often refer to sashiko embroidery as quilting, when in
fact it does not 'quilt' at all, though there is a surface
resemblance. (And I don't believe sashiko is period. I could be
Please correct me if I'm wrong here. As I said, I am no
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