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Vietnamese Embroidery in Houston

Y’all, I had an embroidery adventure! I was wandering around Houston and (completely by chance) found a tiny shop full of gorgeous Vietnamese hand embroideries and took this beauty home with me! It shows a Vietnamese wedding, and it’s completely gorgeous! … Continue reading

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Hilltop Farm: Plowed Fields

  I am back at work on Hilltop Farm, from Rowandean! This very interesting curly yarn is couched down in furrows to create a plowed field, then bushes are worked in ridiculously fluffy variegated yarn. I still have to trim the … Continue reading

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Hanazume: Stamens Everywhere

I had another class in Japanese embroidery (from Bluebonnet Studio)! I am very nearly finished with the Hanazume Flower Circle design from the Japanese Embroidery Center. First I gave the yellow chrysanthemum some knots in the center. Then I embarked on … Continue reading

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A Visit to Lu Lu’s: Part 2

Next up in my exploration of Suzhou silk embroidery in Lu Lu’s Silk Art Gallery is random stitch! This beautiful lotus flower looks like an ink painting. It’s embroidery! But how do they get the smudged edges???  They build it up … Continue reading

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A Visit To Lu Lu’s: Part 1

I’ve been vacationing in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California! While I was strolling around, I happened to wander right by Lu Lu’s Silk Art Gallery. It has dozens and dozens of gorgeous Chinese silk embroideries! These are Suzhou style embroidery. And they let … Continue reading

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Henry Grace a Dieu: New Project

My lovely reader Julie sent me a beautiful kit from her stash. I couldn’t resist, and started it 🙂 I’ve been saving pictures of it up to show off, and here it is! The Henry Grace a Dieu was the flagship … Continue reading

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Hilltop Farm: Hillside

I watched Macgyver episodes while stitching this hillside 🙂 It has four different colors of yarn, and I think they mixed well to look like a distant grassy hill. After working all the bushes I’m sick of french knots, but … Continue reading

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Hilltop Farm: Two more trees

This weekend I worked on my Hilltop Farm project (from Rowandean). It’s very different from the Japanese embroidery I’ve been working on lately. Look at my gigantic yarn french knots! It makes for an impressive tree. In fact, I finished … Continue reading

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Hanazume: Silk layer complete

  The two chrysanthemums are complete, one in twisted silk and one in flat silk! I think there will be knots of some kind inside the yellow one and gold veins on the leaves. For the cherry blossoms I finished the … Continue reading

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Hanazume: Lots of progress

 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 … Continue reading

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