Before spring arrives, I am already busy celebrating juicy fragrant strawberries. This placemat is inspired by the colourful happy book of Atsuko Matsuyama and although the recipe is changed a little bit, I used her design for the appliquéd strawberries and turned them into a mini place mat - big enough to serve well my little one for her lunches at school.
HAORI is the fabric I use for canvas on which I needle drew these succulent fruits. The weight of the yarn-dyed cottons of Haori is perfect for placemats. Although it has been quilted, it is still pretty structured and stable.