Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday Finish - Green Obi Set

A while back a friend asked me if I could make something out of her aunt's obi (sash worn with kimono).  She said she didn't care what I made or how long it took.  I suggested a bag, but she said no.  Anything else was okay. There are three embroidered sections, but the fabric isn't in the best condition.  The embroidery is very pretty, but there are discoloration marks throughout the obi.



I've been thinking about it while letting every other project come first, when I finally decided to just do it. I made a wall hanging, a small pillow and three small table runners (one with the smallest of the embroidered sections.)  




I did my best with it.

18 comments:

D1-D2 said...

They look great! I especially like the wall hanging.

Carol said...

Your refashioning of the obi is wonderful, Pamela--five pretty finishes out of one piece of fabric. Very impressive :)

kiwikid said...

Well done, you have made some beautiful treasures.

I am said...

Hi Pamela wow you did an amazing job my friend ,such beautiful projects,well done xx

Sun City Stitcher said...

Beautiful! I am sure she will love what you did.

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

Great ideas for using an obi. I really like the wall Hanging!

Vireya said...

I hope your friend will love them. They look lovely.

rosey175 said...

Ooo I think these are wonderful refinishes! I really like the soft green color.

Julie said...

You did well, I hope your friend was pleased.

Manuela said...

Lovely banner.

Shirlee Fassell said...

They came out lovely!

Janie said...

The fact that the obi was used and a bit worn adds to the charm.
The fabric and embroidery are beautiful and now they can be enjoyed and put to
good use. Lovely.

Lin said...

Beautiful embroidery - so glad you were able to reuse it for your friend. xx

Hillview Embroidery said...

These look fabulous! What a great way to repurpose the obi. The embroidery looks exquisite and you’ve made some really tasteful pieces.

Queeniepatch said...

I got my kimono and obi 'fix' today - I went to see the exhibition in Gajoen in Meguro. There were some great quilts. You were lucky to have such large areas of the obi that you could make these items. In many cases there is discoloration and so many moth holes that cutting the fabric into smaller pieces is the only solution.
The irises are blooming in many areas now so it is a very seasonal embroidery.

Brigitte said...

You "recycled" the obi in a very creative way. Great job.

Jeanie said...

This is glorious. I know she had to be pleased. The pillows are exquisite and of course she will love the hanging. Bravo.

Leonore Winterer said...

Great re-purposing! I especially love the wall hanging, is that wav-y wiggle the discolouration or a dyed this way on purpose?