Returning to my Japanese Embroidery lessons after a one year hiatus. I am working on Phases I and II-III and plan to finish Phase I this year. Following are some in progress photos of my work. Please be kind, I am a beginner. 🙂 I have also included fhinished photos, so you can see what I’m trying to acheive. Thanks for looking….
These pieces are worked from a chart that looks liike this:
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The finished pieces look like:
In my last post, I spoke about how noticeable incorrectly formed stitches can be when doing surface embroidery. A great case-in-point is some of the stitches on my bamboo leaves. Just learning how to make the curves on the leaves look natural has taken me hours. However, as a student, I don’t rip these early attempt out because part of my journey of learning is seeing the progression of my skills. And thankfully I do see some improvement, but when I compare my sttiching to that of my teacher (Kay Stanis) or of many of my fellow students, I know I have a lot more practice ahead of me. 🙂
This technique is a a joy despite its difficulty, I get to spend my days working with flat silk (which has a glorious shine) on silk ground. I am blessed.
Hope your day is beautiful.