The Bright Bricks pojagi mat is truly an international work. I began working on it when we lived in Korea and continued to work on it as we travelled back to Canada where I finished it. I even worked on it taking the train through the Chunnel from France to England!
It is made with lightweight silk, and it 16″ x 30″, just the right size for the top of a dresser or cupboard.
This was the last project I started with my Korean sewing teacher, and I remember laying out the pieces trying to find the right layout. I couldn’t bring myself to go totally random, so they are arranged in a pattern.
The bright, cheerful colours are highlighted with variegated thread. This is lined pojagi, so there is only one seam line.
The border and backing are white silk, and there is a triple backstitch design in the border to hold the layers together.
The colours in this mat make me happy and bring a smile to my face every time I see them. I hope it does to you too.
Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
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