Monthly Archives: August 2013

May Mouse: Almost done

All done except the ribbons. I found them! It turns out that I left them in a sensible location so they wouldn’t get lost. Ha. So those will be the final step for stitching. I also need to iron it … Continue reading

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Chikankari class: Wave stitch

OK! Back to work on Anita’s┬áchikankari class! I learned wave stitch (in the center of the heart). I also finished the buttonhole leaves with running stitch filling. I think the trickiest part is hiding the tails. Since the fabric isn’t … Continue reading

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Chinese Temple Embroidery 2: Still in Tainan

This post is contributed by my mother Laura, who spent the summer in Taiwan. Although some few elements are sewn by foot powered sewing machines (no electricity) ┬áthe amazing sculptural elements can only be done by hand. The artisans work … Continue reading

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May Mouse: Tail

All that’s left is the belly and the ribbons for the Maypole. Unfortunately, the ribbons are missing – they somehow separated from the rest of the kit. I’ll be spending the evening searching for them. Where could they be?

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Chinese Temple Embroidery 1: Tainan

This post is contributed by my mother Laura, who spent the summer in Taiwan. Tainan, Taiwan is famous for its many, many temples. With that many temples filled with statues of deities in need of costumes, walls in need of … Continue reading

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May Mouse: Fuzzy

Here is the May Mouse, from Woodland Threads. I’ve finished its head and am working on its back. Sure looks fuzzy! I think this little guy will be finished soon. Remember y’all, short stitches look fuzzier!  

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Water’s Edge: Working on the flower

I decided to restart work on the Water’s Edge kit, and finished several petals. The complicated part is figuring out which parts belong to which petal – it isn’t labeled well. I like all the different shades of orange and … Continue reading

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