Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Elizabeth Harborne - Day 21 & a new project of my design

Spent the weekend staying away from family activities in a desperate attempt to just get better so I can refocus my energies. 
Did a bit of stitching on Elizabeth Harborne on Saturday but my thoughts were focused on designing a piece for another project.  Many of you asked me what Japanese embroidery is ... traditional Japanese Embroidery is comprised of some 47techniques that are applied onto silk kimono fabric using filament silk and metallics ... you can twist your own threads, choose the thickness of such threads or decide to add metallic thread to the silk thread and twist them together.  Filament silk has a luxurious sheen and a most soothing quality and I really enjoy working with it.  I cannot show this new project yet - I hope to get it done by the end of the month.  But here is a little portion of the project for those of you who have not seen the sheen of  filament silk ... perhaps this will give you an idea of realistic technique or needlepainting or silk shading...


My Project - July 1,2013
The Song of my Needle



And now back to the sampler and a most unusual band... I'll try to work on it some more in between...
 but once I get started with jap. emb. esp. realistic technique I have a hard time doing anything else!

Elizabeth Harborne - Day 21
The Song of my Needle 


Elizabeth Harborne - Day 21
The Song of my Needle

Elizabeth Harborne - Day 21
The Song of my Needle

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