Tag Archives: Needlework

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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Plas Teg Bellpull: Last flowers

Folks, I finished the last of the bellpull and it is winging its way to Virginia for the 50th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition (so excited!!!!!!!). It’ll be on display at the Woodlawn estate (originally part of Mount Vernon! For non-Americans, … Continue reading


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Plas Teg Bellpull: Woodlawn

Y’all, I just realized yesterday that the deadline for the 50th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition (in Alexandria, Virginia) is very, very soon! On the other hand, the bellpull is almost almost done! THEREFORE, I am frantically finishing the last few … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull: Berries

These purple things supposedly represent berries, though I think they look like flowers. They’re in a variant of spider-web stitch, which can make some really interesting textures. I finished off the blue flower in the corner too.  At this point … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull: Flower Petals

I restarted work on my crewel bellpull and finished the last two long-and-short stitch petals for this flower. I like its dramatic color scheme.

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Manohra Thai Dance: Arms

I have started on the arms in split stitch. I am thinking about how to work her face. I have never worked a face before, and I want to keep the expression.    I thought I’d show you the back … Continue reading

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Japanese Violets I

Y’all, I wrote this several months ago and totally forgot about it! Oops! So I will publish it now. I think perhaps now that I have more energy I can finish a few of these projects off instead of perpetually … Continue reading

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More Hardanger Cards

I’ve been working on two more! Sometimes it’s really nice to have a small project that finishes quickly (These are from the Nordic Needle Hardanger Card Club). I love the colors. I need to pick borders for them. I am … Continue reading

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New Project: Water’s Edge

Y’all, I started another one! I am taking this one to my office for short breaks and bribing myself to keep working on my dissertation. The kit photo is to the left. This is Water’s Edge, an Anchor Freestyle kit. … Continue reading

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Hand Dyed Silks

Y’all, I received a lovely, lovely present from Marta Brysha! When I am stressed about my dissertation I go look at these. She dyed these silks herself! Aren’t they gorgeous? You know what else is gorgeous? Her artwork!!! She dyes … Continue reading

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