Talking & listening to threads

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Kusano Lily - episode 2

Kusano Lily - episode 2

Nejiribana-spiralling flower designs - new blog post - Kusano Lily Episode 2 - stitching with katayori, yes, katayori. Kusano sensei calls this katsura-yori. This one is a 4-1T, it's made in the same way as normal but with 10 suga per thread it turns out a little thinner than normal.

Written on 21st September 2013

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Kusano San Class - Lily

Kusano San Class - Lily

New blog post: In the deep mountains, a beautiful river is flowing. Here a white lilly is flowering in solitude, a strong image of the force of life - Kusano san class

Written on 16th September 2013

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Jenny Orchard

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you of the death of one of my stitching friends, Jenny Orchard, after loosing her battle with cancer this week.

Written on 29th August 2013

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Kusano san Class June 2013

Kusano san Class June 2013

New blog post - I would like to dedicate this post to my friends and to Pat Hopper my first tutor on my journey for Japanese embroidery. Very sadly Pat passed away a few weeks ago after a short illness. She would have loved the week we spent with Kusano sensei and all the new things we learned.

Written on 17th August 2013

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Kusano san design - finale

Kusano san design - finale

New blog post - Kusano san design - finale

Written on 2nd July 2013

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Kusano San Design - part 4

Kusano San Design - part 4

Next week is going to be very exciting, to meet Kusano sensei and see all the lovely work she is bringing will be a wonderful experience. Our group has completed 9 versions of the flower circle to show her (including a very special beaded version), I hope she will be pleased by our efforts.

Written on 23rd June 2013

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Kusano San Design - part 3

Kusano San Design - part 3

New blog post - When I give talks and presentations this technique fascinates my audiences. As I mostly do talks for embroiderers they are always interesting in learning new techniques

Written on 18th June 2013

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Kusano San Design - part 2

Kusano San Design - part 2

Part 2 of the flower circle. I've broken these posts up to cover similar techniques I used within the same post, it means they are slightly out of sequence but I think it makes more sense this way. In this post, sumi-e and sagara nui.

Written on 12th June 2013

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Kusano San Design

Kusano San Design

New blog post - In a post over on the Japanese Embroidery blog I spoke of a visit to Edinburgh for the exhibition of Shizuka Kusano San's work. What I didn't mention was that we came away with one of her designs very similar to the flower circle below.

Written on 9th June 2013

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To boldly stitch where no one has stitched before

To boldly stitch where no one has stitched before

New blog post - Embroidery Master Kikuaki Ueda says - Thread is a creature. It is breathing. Therefore, it is possible to make something by talking to threads.

Written on 2nd June 2013

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Inspiration - chrysanthemum obi

Inspiration - chrysanthemum obi

Most readers of this blog will know of Ichiroya who sell beautiful kimono, obi, fabric, and other things Japanese textile related. I often just visit their site to check out colour schemes, embroidery techniques, or design ideas.

Written on 23rd May 2013

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How to embroider a harebell ...

How to embroider a harebell ...

... or how many times can one person embroider the same flower!

Written on 9th May 2013

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