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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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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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