Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Japanese Landscape - Part K

I didn't get the chance to do any stitching over the weekend. Luckily I did get some done during the week so I do have some progress to share. I was hoping to get both stems (parts K and L) done but was only able to get one stitched.

The stem on the left is stitched in two steps: first with flat plate and then with bright check s-ing.

I got distracted while stitching so I didn't take pictures of how the flat plate is started. I'll do that when I do the second stem. Essentially, the flat plate is couched and then folded over itself, going back and forth till you reach the bottom.

I had some trouble with this stem. It's a little wider at the top and has a curve. It's a little too loose at the top. I got some advise on Instagram, someone recommended making small pin stitches after couching to prevent the thread from loosening. I will try it when I do the other side.

The last part is s-ing with bright check. Here I am cutting my purls so that they're all the same size.

Not a really good picture as I took it late at night. I'm looking at this days after I stitched it and I'm not a 100% happy with the results especially at the top where even the s-ing doesn't look quite right. I wonder if I should undo it all. I guess I will have to see if I have enough materials when I do the other side.

An over all picture of the piece so far. It's not very noticeable from afar is it?


  1. All I notice from afar (and close up too) is how beautiful it looks.

  2. Bear in mind it will look different again with whatever you put over the white felt in the corner in place! Having had a go at the using plate, I so sympathise with your struggles!

  3. It’s looking lovely Dima. As you know, I don’t have experience with these materials so can’t offer you advice!

  4. Beautiful intricate work Dima, The design is gorgeous and I understand when you are not quite satisfied with something... your eye will go to what you dislike every time.

  5. Wow, what a complex technique! It does look just fine from here, it catches the light beautifully.

  6. Flat plate is new to me so that is interesting. Definitely don't unpick anything til you've finished. Staring at a part in isolation makes you see every tiny flaw

  7. That flat stuff looks interesting - I love how I always see and learn something new when looking at your blog!
    I see what you mean about the s-ing not being *quite* right at the top, but it's really not that noticable from a bit further away :)