Talking & listening to threads

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Grapes and leaves - an update

Grapes and leaves - an update

I've been a sporadic blogger at best for the last few months with nothing much happening on the stitching front. I've done bits and pieces but nothing for any length of time. Saturday just gone was one of our JE day classes and although I take my embroidery with me I'm concentrating on the students so I don't usually get much done. This weekend however, due to the weather here in Manchester, there was only one student so I did get some stitching done.

Written on 19th January 2015

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Grapes and Leaves

Grapes and Leaves

A few weeks ago I saw this beautiful obi on Ichiroya, I was very tempted to buy it but decided against it in the end. It wasn't too expensive but I'd just treated myself to a full set of Kusano sensei silks so I was trying to be sensible!

Written on 16th November 2014

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Update

Update

Since my last post I've been away teaching. It was our 5th anniversary, we had a lovely week (complete with cake), and spent some time remembering Sue.

Written on 12th November 2014

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Lots more knots

Lots more knots

Well the last few weeks have been full of lots of tears, lots of remembering, and lots of what do we do now. After some time away from the frame I did get back to some stitching and progress has been made on some pieces.

Written on 17th September 2014

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Very Sad News

Very Sad News

It is with the deepest sadness that I have to tell you of the loss of one of our stitching family, Sue Noble. Sue passed away on 25th August after a very short but hard fought battle with cancer.

Written on 25th August 2014

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Progress on Shell Box

Progress on Shell Box

Time for an update on the Shell Box design. I got quite a long way with this until it came to a grinding holt in the heat last couple of weeks. You may notice that I've changed the copyright text on the photos.

Written on 2nd August 2014

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Japanese Embroidery Academy

Japanese Embroidery Academy

For those of you who have been following my progress on Three Sisters you will know that they are being embroidered as part of a larger project. Today is the day to tell you more.

Written on 24th July 2014

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Time for an update...

Time for an update...

Time to share a piece of news that has been in the planning for ages. A new website for Japanese embroidery and beading has been launched.

Written on 28th June 2014

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New Shell Box Design

New Shell Box Design

I've spent a very restful few days over in Grassington this weekend. My friend Colleen joined me for a couple of days stitching and we were kept company by my nieces' cat who was staying while they were away camping.

Written on 23rd June 2014

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New Book from The British Museum

New Book from The British Museum

I read The Hare with the Amber Eyes last year and it left me with wanting to know more about Netsuke so a couple of weeks ago when I was lucky enough to be offered an advance copy of a new book about Netsuke I jumped at the chance. I'm so glad I did, the book is beautiful.

Written on 20th June 2014

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Japanese Embroidery Challenge

Japanese Embroidery Challenge

I put this design together for a Japanese Embroidery challenge over on stitching fingers. Thought I would share it with everyone else. This is jut a bit of fun, no specific rules, no timescale. Just see what you can make of the design & share pictures of your work on my facebook page.

Written on 24th May 2014

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Three Sisters - finished

Three Sisters - finished

I'm pleased to say that after endless amounts of short stitch holding on their hair and faces the Sho chiku bai sisters are completed ...I think. I'll have to live with them for a couple of weeks before I take them off the frame, just to be sure.

Written on 16th May 2014

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