Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Dawn to Dusk - Motif 1-2

Quick, short update. I completed the second eight pointed star on Dawn to Dusk. There was lots of laying of thread in this one. I wanted to make sure nothing was twisted. I keep looking at it and I must say it's not my favorite so far (and I'm still only at the beginning).

(click on the post to see the animation below)

Not much else to say on this except I've already started the third star. I was very close to a finish until I realized I made a mistake in the foundation of the center motif. I'll share more of that later.

I also did some Japanese embroidery this weekend. Despite my hard earned win last month on those cherry blossoms, I'm back where I started. I've made the decision not to try again until I have at least a 3 or 4 days stretch to work on completing them. We were discussing this during our stitching meeting that unless we can stitch for a few hours every day, our bodies need time to adapt back to stitching with the silk. So I figure with 3 or 4 days, the first day will probably be a waste and by the second and third I should be back into the swing of things and knock those flowers off my check list. I did at least make some progress, I stitched the left side of the green leaf.


  1. There are some movements and tricks that the body seems to lose very easily, aren't there. I've done a bit of hand spinning, and that's another thing I've not got firmly enough not to lose between sessions!

  2. Lovely work, I can't see a mistake!
    I think that is why I am enjoying stitching for an extended period on my Chatelaine this month.

  3. The first star might be prettier, but the second one is cool as well! I like these 'interlacing satin stitches' (is there a special name for those?).
    On the fan, every bit of progress counts, but I do hope you will conquer those flowers soon!