Monthly Archives: August 2012

Manohra Thai Dance: Arms

I have started on the arms in split stitch. I am thinking about how to work her face. I have never worked a face before, and I want to keep the expression.    I thought I’d show you the back … Continue reading

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Manohra Thai Dance: Romanian Couching

Well, I did a few more french knots after all – see the edge of the green at the top of the skirt? I decided to work most of the skirt in Romanian couching. It’s directional, so you can give … Continue reading

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Manohra Thai Dance: Too Many French Knots

I love the texture for her body, but I am sick of french knots now! The dark blue and green french knots are Corticelli twisted silk – a present from the wonderful Monique. Thanks SO MUCH Monique! It’s really making … Continue reading

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Manohra Thai Dance: Introduction

Y’all, I am officially defending my dissertation in November! HURRAY! Now that I’m not sick, I am making quick progress. In celebration, I am working this little bitty Thai dancer. It’s an embroidery kit from Pinn Stitch (they mostly have cross-stitch, … Continue reading

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Chinese Embroidery: The Five Relationships

Today I have a special treat, courtesy of a friend of mine! He bought what he thought was a painting, but when it arrived it was an embroidery. It’s about four feet long and is silk. He sent me some … Continue reading

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