Green Chrysanthemum, completed

Published on 23rd February 2020

I've completed the embroidery on my Green Chrysanthemum design.  I am considering putting more knots in the centre but haven't come to any conclusion on this yet.  In the meantime, I've put it aside for a little while and will go back for another look next weekend. 

Once I completed the petals the last job was to put in pair of couched gold on the inner edge of the gold leaf.  After rummaging through my #3 and #4 golds I came up with the three below.  They would have all worked in their own way but I decided on the one on the bottom koma.  Although it looks more silver in the photo, it is a definite 5 colour gold and includes some greens and browns which I felt worked best with the green silk and brown background. 

Japanese embroidery koma with metallic thread

So, having couched in a pair of the gold the design is complete (probably).  Plenty of time now to consider if I want to do any more, and get it photographed and framed before it makes it debut at the exhibition in Manchester at Easter. 

Green Chrysanthemum design, traditionall Japanese embroidery

 

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