Talking & listening to threads
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The Three Sisters are coming long nicely, I can see the end now and my mind has started to move onto my next project. While there are still lots of things going on in the background there is one project that I've been wanting to start for ages - an embroidered logo.
Written on 3rd May 2014
When I started this design the photo below formed the inspiration for the colour. I chose colours and started the embroidery and was trying to combine the whole colour scheme into each doll. This didn't work as they are too small to take all the colour changes, overall it's only 10" high.
Written on 3rd April 2014
I had a great time last week at class. It is always so lovely to go and be a student. I took three pieces with me but only worked on my kokeshi dolls. Plans and designs are moving forward very quickly, it's all very exciting. Full announcements to be made in early April!!
Written on 22nd March 2014
Beautiful sunshine this morning, but now more rain. I hope you are all keeping warm and dry out there. As I've mentioned before exciting plans are afoot in the world of Japanese embroidery. Full details soon, in the meantime a little taster of one of my new designs.
Written on 16th February 2014
New blog post from Nejiribana-spiralling flower designs. It's been a bit quiet here for the last couple of weeks, working on the morning glory piece and on Autumn Moon, both are growing but very very slowly so I don't have any progress to share.
Written on 9th December 2013
My first stitches on this piece (after the outlining) were on the lily. It was all worked in a 2-1T. As the thread supplied by Kusano Sensei has less suga than the JEC thread I'm used to the twist was a little thinner. I thought it would take ages to fill it in.
Written on 19th October 2013
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