Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blue and White Again

Last winter I was fascinated by the blue and white embroidery of Sichuan Province in China. This week I saw this book on a bargain table and snapped it up.

Once again it's indigo and white, with similar symbols and fascinating folk style. This time, though I'm also thinking in terms of my desire to experiment with printmaking. I'm noting the way figures are stylised and the way the lines used are natural expressions of the available media. Apart from all that, it's beautiful and fun. Just what I need at the moment.

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