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This is Kogin embroidery which is used in parts of Japan. Due to the necessity of repairs and quilting, the designs are all straight stitches which became special to each area.
Encrusted work - an older test piece of mine that I have added some more beads and small flower shapes.
Bullion knots used over and over to create texture. The use of a variagated thread helps contrast the shape.
Shadow work rose . This is a trial piece of shadow work using felt, worked mainly in chain stitch, but not one of my favourite styles of embroidery.
A picture of an abstract meadow stitched on painted fabric. Completed at home following a day school with Wendy Dolan. I loved working with thicker threads and creating textures
The flower is made up of petals which feature different styles of embroidery, from gold work to seed stitches. It is worked on a shaded silk background.
The brooch was completed during a two day workshop with Jenny Adin-Christie. I used a magnifying glass to help place the tiny pieces of gold chips
I made use of a trial piece of raised work and turned it into the front cover of a needle case.
This photo is of a countryside scene in Autumn. Different threads, from rayon ribbon, boucle and perle are used. Couching, straight stitch and french knots are some of the stitches used.
Christmas Card. I amended the original pattern of the Christmas tree to include extra width in the rows and I also added a festive red thread.
Jennie Rayment day school. This was fun to do, not least because the sewing was done by machine so the project came together quickly. The tricky parts were cutting the triangles to size and then following the numbering system to make the "wiggle." I used cotton Christmas fabric for one side and added a flowered backing fabric in toning colours to the table runner. That way, the runner can be used all year round.