The Boat Bridge at Sano

Boat Bridge - 550px

Title: The Boat Bridge at Sano
The Design: For this work, lace artist Laura Friesel has taken a Japanese woodblock print by19th C. artist, Katshushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and interpreted it in bobbin lace. Hokusai is considered one of the outstanding figures of the Ukiyo-e school of printmaking. This ca.1830 image is from the series Remarkable Views of Bridges in Various Provinces. The accompanying poem by Minamoto no Hitoshi (880-951) is included in The Gosen Wakashu Imperial anthology compiled in 951. The Boat-Bridge at Sano is worked in silk thread using Withof Duchesse and twill weave techniques and portrays the famous bridge in spring.
The Poem:  The boat bridge at Sano
Reminds me of the love
That embraces the void between us.
The Materials:  AVAS Organzine, Soie Perlee
Kreinik Bella silk
Edmar Rayon Boucle
Gutermann Silk 100/2
Gutermann Cotton 50/2
Piper’s Silk Floss 90, Gloss Silk 90/2, Twisted Silk 4/20, Spun Silk 80/3
Weeks Dye Works Embroidery Floss
Knox Linen 53/2
 The Dimensions: Image Size      13” x 25”     (34 cm x 64.5)
Framed Size   19.5” x 39”   (50cm x 100cm)
 The Technique: Bobbin Lace dates from the 15th century and employs threads wrapped
around separate bobbins. Using traditional weaving techniques, the lace
maker manipulates each individual thread providing unlimited creative
opportunities in design. Pins support the threads as they are woven together
to create the pattern.