Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It's all about Japanese Embroidery

I spent the first day and a half of class finishing up my Phase I piece.  I have some photos of the steps of that for later on but for now...These two shots show the piece after the final steaming. (these two were taken at odd angles to highlight the shine)
It's amazing how the silk just glows!  The finishing takes time but is well worth it.
Here's my phase one piece done, stretched and laced onto padded foam core and ready for framing.

I got phase II framed up and then I woke up sick the next day. I came to class the last two days but didn't stitch much.  I have some photos of my phase two piece and the prep work I did.

But for now, I'm going to bed for a while. I may not be back 'till next week.


Miss Holly said...

I am so sorry you are not feeling well....I hope that changes soon!!
Your piece is just beautiful....I am dieing to know how it is done...all the same stitches we usually do and different thread....??? It is so perfect!!!! Get better!!

coral-seas said...

I hope that you will soon be feeling better. Your Bouquet is beautiful. You must be very pleased with it.

Take care.

Doris said...

i hope you feel better. Oh the silk look so shiny.love it.

Ann said...

Your work is exquisite--looking forward to the next piece.
Hope you feel better soon!

terryb said...

Beautiful finish! Your work is wonderful.

Get well soon.

Rachel said...

Do get well soon. It's lovely to see the piece now finished and stretched for framing.