Monday, August 13, 2018

Japanese Embroidery Phase 1 - More Leaves

This weekend I worked on leaves. I put in nine more bush clover leaves (14 leaves to go).

I decided to change it up on Sunday and worked on the chrysanthemum leaves. I'm loving working with flat silks. It's such a pleasure to work with, I can see myself stitching with it full time. Just need to build up my stash of silks.

The piece is really feeling empty on the right side. I need to figure out those pinks, the last time I put them in they were wrong and had to come out. I also really should finish the elements that are almost done, like the chrysanthemums and valerians. That way I can tick them off my list.


  1. Good progress! I think you're right, it would be satisfying to have the "nearly finished" ticked off as "really finished"!

  2. It’s really coming along well! I’ve not used flat silk before. Perhaps I should try some on a small piece.

  3. This is looking better every time you show it...I love the bush clover leaves, so neat and shiny. But I agree, it would be nice to have a few more items 'fully finished' :)

  4. This is so beautiful. I can see why you love the silks, the colours are so vibrant.