Caroline Jourdain from Rouen, France hand sews these exquisite and tactile sewing books, eyeglass bags and pouches. She utilizes sachiko, boro and kantha stitching techniques on a collage of Japanese fabric, Indian block printed cottons, wool and linen. Wish we could tell you more about her background but there is very little information available. However, you can view more of her work in her Etsy shop, Bluesamovar.
Images: Courtesy of Caroline Jourdain.
Andrea Hauer was born in Chile and lives and works in Madrid, Spain. The visual and mixed media artist creates “low-tech” contemporary pieces recycling materials, images, and experiences. She is “obsessed with time, process, changes, memory, traces and thinks that used materials “carry” memories. She believe, as an artist, that we should use what surrounds us, these being experiences, materials and/or objects.”
You can see more of her work on her website, Twitter and Instagram. She sells a few pieces in her Etsy shop, Hauering.
Images: Courtesy of Andrea Hauer.
Always on the lookout for a fun project and found these great quilted patchwork coasters. The front of the coasters has a patchwork design and the back utilizes a coordinating fabric. The edge appears to have a zig zag stitch. We have no information on the creator except that they are sold under the name, “Patchwork Store”. You can find them in the Japanese handmade markets, Iichi and Tetote-Market.
Images: Courtesy of Patchwork Store.