Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Good Weekend, Good Progress

I met with my Japanese embroidery group over the weekend. We're still doing it over zoom due to social isolation but it was nice to see everyone and stitch together. In our last meeting I didn't do any embroidery as I wasn't feeling up to it, so I was very happy to finally get back into my piece. Especially after seeing the progress my friend has been making on hers. Really gave me the kick I needed.

We spent a lot of time talking about other JEC pieces we would like to stitch. I've already selected two I would like to work on. I've started compiling a wishlist so I don't lose track. I think I might reward myself with a piece when I finish Hiogi.

For this session, I decided to concentrate on completing the shippo cloud. I was surprised by how fast the stitching went. One more session and it should be finished. All that's left is the final color, which is white. I'm toying with the idea of adding a strand of silver with the white silk to give it a bit of sparkle. My teacher also recommended I put in short holding stitches for the larger areas where the foundation is not covered.

Once I'm done with the shippo cloud, I'm going to move back to the pink cloud. I need to tie down all that foundation before I can do another attempt at cherry blossoms.

I made progress on Midnight Meander as well, but I think I will hold off on sharing my update until I finish the section I'm working on.


  1. Gorgeous. There are some lovely details in this piece, aren't there.

  2. Some great stitching and how wonderful that you can still meet up and get feedback. I love the pattern and colours in the cloud.

  3. I am glad that you could get together with your friends remotely! Your embroidery is looking beautiful too.

  4. So lovely to see this again, that cloud really is coming together nicely! I agree with your teacher, holding the foundation in place might be beneficial to the over-all look.

  5. One of my favourite JEC designs coming along nicely.