Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Midnight Meander - Finished

I'm back at work after a week and half off. Since we're all working from home and there is no clear separation between home and workplace, it was great to disconnect for a long period and forget about work. I made very good use of my time, one of my goals was to complete Midnight Meander.

(click on the post to see the animation below)

I only had the stems and leaves left to do so I made quick work of them. I even made a video demonstrating how to couch lines of beads using two needles for those who are interested. I received some questions on Instagram and figured a demonstration would be clearer than explaining by text.

(click on the post to see the video below)

I don't normally remember to sign my finished embroidery, but I did this time. It's very tiny and in black, but it's there.

It took me a long time to attempt this piece but I'm glad I waited. Between Japanese embroidery and beading I had the skills to give this piece justice. If I have one regret, it's that I didn't consider changing the colors. The gray palette gives it an elegant look but it would have looked beautiful in other colors.

I've already decided I don't want to frame it. In Hazel's book, this piece is made into a cushion and mounted into a silver candy bowl. I'm not sure I want to do that. Instead, I think I want to mount it on a box top. It would look nice in the living room and instead of it being set in a candy bowl, we can put candy in it ;)


  1. Love this piece. I would love one day to try this type of embroidery. Thank you for the couching video, excellant.

  2. Well done, Dima! It looks fabulous and you have certainly done it justice.

  3. Well done, Dima! You have certainly done this piece justice, it looks fabulous.

  4. It would look lovely in a box top, and it would be much easier to look at as well!

  5. This is just stunning. I love the colours as it looks like the moonlight shining on the flowers. I always enjoy the little animations you make from the photos.

  6. This is gorgeous! Well done on finishing it. I do admire your technique on pieces like this.

  7. Gorgeous piece. As you say the colour gives it such an elegant look, fabulous for a box top.