Talking & listening to threads
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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
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
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
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