Category Archives: ethnic techniques

Friday Finish: Casalguidi and Lavender

Only I would propose a new series of going through past (and some current) finishes, post only two weeks on that series, and then neglect it for another two weeks. There’s no excuse, but here’s my attempt to resurrect the plan. Here’s one that’s been done for quite a while. Design: Casalguidi and Lavender (a…

Friday Finish: Plum Blossoms

Yes, you read that right. It’s really done! Endless background and all! Design: Plum Blossoms (an EGA correspondence course) Designer: Margaret Kinsey Technique: Rozashi Ground fabric: Ro (a Japanese fabric) Threads: silk, metallic, and silk/metallic combo Stitches used: All vertical stitches (which is the nature of Rozashi) Stitching timeframe: I have no idea when this…

Almost ready to give up

I have been stitching for at least an hour each night on the background of my Rozashi piece, Plum Blossoms. Wait. Let me back up. I originally took this course through either my local EGA chapter or through the CyberStitchers chapter a few years ago. This year, CyberStitchers decided to offer it again, so I…

Unending background on Plum Blossoms

Unfortunately, stitching away on never-ending background doesn’t make for decent blog content. Fortunately, I am making progress on Plum Blossoms. (Oh, and thanks go to Susan for the hint on making my Japanese needle cease squeaking. I didn’t have any fine sandpaper, but an emery board worked in a pinch. I made sure the needle…

Using Casalguidi Stitch for Santa’s Walking Stick

Over the past few weeks, I’ve made a bit more progress on Celebration Santa (canvas and stitch guide from Joan Thomasson). When I started this project, I wasn’t sure how I was going to stitch his walking stick. In Joan’s original, she stitched over the brown for the stick and attached a real twig, then…

Up close and personal with parts of the Plimoth Jacket project

*** Update: Tricia finally posted about this presentation, and I was surprised to see my own face in her post. I’m the one with the glasses on top of my head! *** This past Tuesday, March 9, the exhibition of the Plimoth Jacket opened at Winterthur Museum. This past Friday, Tricia Wilson Nguyen visited RIT…