BY JAN HAAG

TEXTILE ART + MUSIC + POETRY + ESSAYS + TRAVEL + FICTION + INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO





XV. ERIKA SACHET


Single strand Persian wool on 18 mesh canvas, 4 x 4"
Continental stitch in all four directions
Approximately 5,184 stitches, 1991



This sachet started as a class experiment demonstrating the idea of many borders around a central symbol. I tossed the coins for the I Ching to get the Kua for the center. It is called the Marrying Maiden. As I worked, I discovered I needed other Kua to fill out the design so, again, I tossed the coins.

Working with the pinks and blues reminded me of a favorite painting by a friend, Erika Kahn. I emphasized this relationship by adding purples, gold thread, and by working her initials in as an added motif. It is this kind of small pillow or sachet that I have my students make as an introduction to designing their own needlepoints. Each needlepointer improvises their own design and patterns as they work.









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The Needlepoints

I The I Ching

II The Unicorn

III Green Pillow

IV Armrests

V Narcissus

VI Chinese Chair Pillow

VII Great Grandmother's Legacy

VIIa OM

VIII Octagonal Beanbag

IX Flora and Fauna Beanbag

X Asian Diary #1, Kundalini

XI Asian Diary #2

XII Tibetan Yantra Beanbag

XIII Kalachakra

XIV Eye of Horus Amulet

XV Erika Sachet

XVI Needlepoint-Cattipoint

XVII Palimpsest

XVIII Cantalloc

THE FOLLOWING NEEDLEPOINTS ARE BASED ON THE RHYTHMS AND MELODY OF

NORTH INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

IXX Tintal Coin Purse

XX Kaida, Tabla Covers

XXI Tukra, Tabla Covers

XXII Mukhra-Tukra-Chakradar

XXIII The Ten Thats






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TEXTILE ART + MUSIC + POETRY + TRAVEL + FICTION + ESSAYS

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO