Hanazume: Lots of progress

DSCF1314 I spent a day and a half at Bluebonnet Studio this weekend! I bet I’m going to finish this project  up during next month’s class. This time I learned how to soft-twist the thread for the cherry flowers (the white one below). There will be fancy gold stamens eventually.

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I also worked on a couple of maple leaves! This design has pairs of twisted and flat silk for textural contrast. See?

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I’ve been working away at the chrysanthemums too. It sure would help if they had fewer petals.DSCF1311  And finally, here is the back of the piece! All of the threads are started and ended with tiny pinhead stitches, so there are no tails dangling anywhere.DSCF1329

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15 Responses to Hanazume: Lots of progress

  1. Monique says:

    Lovely, lovely!
    Monique

  2. Very well done – it is turning out very well. All those petals do at least give you plenty of practice!

  3. Erica Marsden says:

    That is so beautiful!

  4. Cath says:

    It’s coming along nicely. Chrysanthemums do seem to go on forever and getting the angles right can be tricky.

  5. Julie says:

    How gorgeous! Interesting technique with the twisting! This is a huge project! Phew!

  6. Marie-Claire says:

    Magnifique avancé bravo Marie-Claire

  7. Elmsley Rose says:

    Wot Rachel said!

  8. Anita says:

    Beautiful ! It’s coming along so well .

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