Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hanazume: Progress and Classmate

I haven’t had another class yet, but I decided to work the second plum flower on my own. I think I learned enough from working the first one in class. My teacher, Mary Alice, at Bluebonnet Studio, explained it fairly well. … Continue reading

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Water’s Edge: Bird Finish

I finished the bird! He is worked in one strand of thread. He’s pretty small, only 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) from the tip of the beak to the tail. Below is a closeup of his face so you can see … Continue reading

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Flower Circle Japanese embroidery

The adventure continues! I finished the plum flower and added pollen and stamens on top (stamen angles were all calculated precisely because that’s how they roll in Japanese embroidery). I made the second pine tree dark blue. It’s worked in … Continue reading

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Enrolled in Japanese Embroidery Classes

Hello everybody! Since my last post I got a new job and moved to Houston! And Houston is home to Mary Alice Sinton’s Bluebonnet Studio! I’ve signed up for some Japanese embroidery classes, and have started the Flower Circle design. … Continue reading

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