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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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Grapes & Leaves - progress

Grapes & Leaves - progress

I've done bits and pieces on this piece over the last few months so thought it was time for a bit of a catch up. When I last posted I'd completed the foundation on the biggest of the leaves. Temporary holding was put in and I used a shell powder transfer for the veins. These were embroidered using line of staggered diagonals in various colours.

Written on 19th June 2016

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Novel Inspiration Part 3

Novel Inspiration Part 3

Here we are then, part three on novel effects. I've shared some of these before but it's been a while and they bear repeating. This was a gift to Michicko from the mother of one of her friends. It was created when she learned embroidery at school as a teenager about 70 years ago. Enjoy.

Written on 12th May 2016

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Novel Inspiration Part 2

Novel Inspiration Part 2

A few more novel effects to share with you all, part 3 to come soon. This first is 3D effect which all students of Japanese embroidery will recognise, this has a different take on the colour scheme which is interesting.

Written on 1st May 2016

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Novel Inspiration

Novel Inspiration

One of my Japanese embroidery friends often returns from visits home to Japan with 'treasures' to share with us. Two of these have been sample books of stitches for Japanese embroidery. Included are standard stitches that we use all the time, others are variations on those or on novel effects. I thought I would share some of these with you, I hope they inspire you to try something a bit different with your stitching.

Written on 19th April 2016

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