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Things I noticed in class

Things I noticed in class

Just back from a successful class in Garstang. Things I noticed were, 1. beautiful work and 2 Japanese boxes.

Written on 30th October 2017

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Lining silk and new frame

Lining silk and new frame

After my fan arrived back from Japan I was so pleased with how it looked that I stated thinking about variations on colour and different designs.

Written on 5th August 2017

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It's back, hydrangea fan is home from Japan

It's back, hydrangea fan is home from Japan

It's back, hydrangea fan is home from its trip to Japan after being transformed from a peice of fabric to a working fan. I am so pleased with how this has turned out.

Written on 28th July 2017

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Butterfly Cords, JEUK Module 5, tassels

Butterfly Cords, JEUK Module 5, tassels

Before I go and tackle the black hole which is the cupboard under the stairs! an update on a work in progress.

Written on 30th June 2017

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Hydrangea Fan complete (almost)

Hydrangea Fan complete (almost)

It was back in March when I last posted, it only seems a short while but here we are nearly in July. Where is the year going?

Written on 25th June 2017

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New project, Hydrangea Fan

New project, Hydrangea Fan

With the new Japanese Embroidery Academy up and running and most of the compulsory modules designed and stitched, I've been trying to come up with other options for designs for the students.

Written on 1st March 2017

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Grapes & Leaves - completed

Grapes & Leaves - completed

A quick post today, unlike this piece which was started in 2014. Various things interrupted its progress but finally it is compete and I'm very pleased with how it has turned out.

Written on 13th February 2017

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New Year Finishes

New Year Finishes

2016 was a less productive year than I had intended but it ended well and 2017 has started off with two projects being completed, a good start.

Written on 7th January 2017

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Five Fans - an update

Five Fans - an update

Another class has been and gone, another horrid cold also been and gone. Back to work tomorrow so time for a very quick update . I travelled south for class a couple of weeks ago, this time as a student. With changes to work I wasn't able to go last year so it was nice just to be able to sit and stitch with everyone else and catch up on what they were doing.

Written on 13th November 2016

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It's been a while

It's been a while

It's been ages since I posted and little embroidery has been done since the beginning of August. After coming down with a horrid chest infection I was off work for almost the whole of August and September but so unwell that I had no concentration or energy left for JE. I did sit and do quite a lot of crochet so some work was done.

Written on 10th October 2016

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NEC and Frames

NEC and Frames

A few weeks ago we attended the Stitch and Creative Crafts Show at the NEC in Birmingham. We had an amazing three days. The show was very busy and although I'd intended to get lots of photos I never got chance as we were so busy.

Written on 30th July 2016

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Maplefall - another empty frame

Maplefall - another empty frame

After a long time I have an empty frame, the design for JEUK module 8 is complete. Now I really, really need to get the others complete before I start anything else. I found it very difficult to work on this piece in the winter, the light was so poor that I just couldn't see the valleys in the fabric and as it's all done in fuzzy effect that was quite a problem. Once the light improved it came along very quickly.

Written on 27th June 2016

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